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Badgers offer top WR transfer, host on official visit

The Badgers are still active in the transfer portal at receiver.

NCAA Football: Wake Forest at Old Dominion Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

The Wisconsin Badgers offered Wake Forest transfer receiver Jahmal Banks after he visited Madison on a mid-week official visit last week.

Banks, a 6’4, 205-pound wideout, is moving on as a graduate transfer and has one year of eligibility remaining.

A native of Washington, DC, Banks sprung onto the scene in 2022, catching 42 passes for 636 yards and nine touchdowns last season before recording 59 catches for 653 yards and four touchdowns in 2023.

The Badgers shored up their slot receiver depth with the addition of Michigan State transfer Tyrell Henry, while also signing 2024 four-star wideout Kyan Berry-Johnson on National Signing Day.

However, Wisconsin did lose wideouts Chimere Dike and Skyler Bell to the transfer portal, and are still looking to potentially add a player to their current group.

Outside receiver Bryson Green and slot wideout Will Pauling are among the returning group, but Wisconsin could use another experienced receiver opposite of Green and that’s where Banks comes in.

At 6’4, 205 pounds, Banks is a massive target with a wide catch radius that could be appealing to new transfer quarterback Tyler Van Dyke, who is expected to start for the Badgers in 2024.

However, Banks does have a number of suitors, as rivals like Michigan have offered the transfer wideout, and the Wolverines will have the 6’4 receiver on campus in January.

Can the Badgers close the deal?