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NMSU transfer CB Andre Seldon previews official visit with the Badgers

The cornerback is heading to Madison for a visit this weekend.

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The Wisconsin Badgers are hosting New Mexico State transfer cornerback Andre Seldon Jr. on an official visit this weekend following their bowl game.

Seldon, a redshirt junior from Belleville, Michigan, was initially a four-star recruit in the Class of 2020 and committed to Michigan, but transferred out to get playing time at New Mexico State.

After developing into a well-heralded cornerback with the Aggies, Seldon is making one final move with his last year of eligibility to play on the highest level after a portion of the coaching staff changed at New Mexico State.

“[I’m transferring from New Mexico State because] the entire defensive staff left for P5 jobs and head coach (Jerry Kill) stepped down,” Seldon shared to Bucky’s 5th Quarter. “Plus want to prove myself on the highest level as that guy.”

At New Mexico State, Seldon has arguably been the team’s best defender over the past two years, starting 2022 at the nickel position before moving to the outside in 2023.

As a two-year starter, what did Seldon prove during his time with the Aggies?

“That I am able to play and produce and also be versatile. A lot of guys can’t do that,” Seldon said.

Understanding that “dog” mentality as a smaller corner, Seldon is looking for the best fit at his next destination as he looks to reach his aspirations of being in the NFL.

“[I’m looking for] a place that’s a good fit for me [and] coaches who have a plan for me and can develop me for the next level,” Seldon shared.

While Seldon has the versatility to play on the outside, he best suits in as a nickel corner with the Badgers, given the types of cornerbacks they like to play, and could fill the vacancy left by Jason Maitre, who is heading to the NFL Draft after finishing his eligibility.

The cornerback does have a connection to Wisconsin, as he was recruited by cornerbacks coach Paul Haynes while he was at Minnesota, which sparked some interest this time around after Seldon hit the transfer portal.

“Our relationship goes back to when he was at Minnesota,” Seldon said of Haynes. “He recruited me when he was there. Coach Pat (Lambert) showed him I was in the portal and he was like, ‘Seldon, I already know he’s a dog.’ Then, he was telling me about the corner room and where I fit in.”

Seldon has an official visit set with Texas A&M following his trip to Madison, but wants to compete in the spring wherever he goes.