On Saturday afternoon the Wisconsin Badgers received word that 2020 WR/ATH Haakon Anderson (Verona) out of Verona High School would be joining the team as a preferred walk on this coming season. Anderson announced his decision via the tweet posted below.
Feeling right at Home...Committed #BadgerBoiz20 pic.twitter.com/a1TcAUPbkt— Haakon Anderson (@Haakon_Anderson) April 4, 2020
Anderson is a 6-foot-2 and 200 pound wideout that played multiple positions for Verona during his high school career, including running back and defensive back. According to his prospect profile page on Rivals, North Dakota State, North Dakota, Duke, Eastern Kentucky and Drake were the other schools that he was considering, although none of them offered him a scholarship.
His senior year Hudl tape mentions that he totaled 1,310 total yards (17 yards per touch) and 15 touchdowns in his final season for Verona. He also notched 71 tackles on defense, two picks (one of which was taken 97 yards to the house) and forced a fumble. During his junior season he had 1,293 total yards and 16 touchdowns.
He made the Big 8 all-conference team three times, the WFCA all-region team twice and was an honorable mention all-state player his senior year. Anderson also played basketball and lacrosse at Verona.
Anderson is a versatile, athletic kid who has B1G size already. While he most likely won’t get a chance to play early he brings a lot of tools to the table that could get home onto the field in a special teams role or trick play package.