The Wisconsin Badgers have secured a commitment from Miami Hurricanes transfer quarterback Tyler Van Dyke, he announced on Tuesday.
Van Dyke, a multi-year starter at Miami, has extensive starting experience, going 15-13 as the lead quarterback over three seasons with the Hurricanes.
The redshirt junior was on an official visit to Wisconsin this past weekend, and now becomes the third commitment over the past two days, joining Cincinnati long snapper Cayson Pfeiffer and William & Mary outside linebacker John Pius.
Van Dyke is an intriguing quarterback, as he lost the starting job to true freshman Emory Williams after a number of turnovers, but re-gained it due to an injury to the latter.
The redshirt junior had an elite 2021 campaign, tossing for 2,931 yards, 25 touchdowns, and six interceptions, while completing 62.3 percent of his passes under former coordinator Rhett Laslee.
However, upon being hired at SMU, Laslee took his up-tempo offense with him and Miami shifted its offense under offensive coordinator Josh Gattis, who was fired after one season, leading the Hurricanes to hire Shannon Dawson at the position.
Playing under three different offensive coordinators at Miami, Van Dyke struggled more over the latter two years, as he didn’t play in an up-tempo offense and dealt with significant turnover.
With one year of eligibility left, Van Dyke re-joins an up-tempo offense under coordinator Phil Longo that allowed him to thrive in 2021, and likely comes in as Wisconsin’s starter for the 2024 season.
In addition, Van Dyke has shown the ability to extend plays with his legs, adding a bit of the dual-threat element that Wisconsin coveted from 2023 starter Tanner Mordecai.
With Van Dyke in the fold, the Badgers have five scholarship quarterbacks in the fold in 2024, as the soon-to-be redshirt senior joins Braedyn Locke, Nick Evers, Cole LaCrue, and incoming freshman Mabrey Mettauer.