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Wisconsin Badgers offer James Madison breakout transfer WR

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

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The Wisconsin Badgers are still exploring its potential options at wide receiver in the transfer portal and intend to make another addition.

On Friday afternoon, James Madison transfer WR Elijah Sarratt announced on social media that the Badgers had offered him a scholarship, joining Cal, Indiana, Purdue, Utah, and South Carolina, also vying for his services.

The 6-foot-2, 207-pound wideout caught 82 passes for the Dukes this past season totaling 1,191 yards and eight touchdowns on 14.5 yards per catch en route to First-Team All-Sun Belt recognition.

Pro Football Focus gave Surratt a 90.2 grade, which is considered elite. Additionally, he caught an eye-popping 15-of-18 passes (83.3%) in contested catch situations and forced 11 missed tackles after the catch.

Surratt was an unranked recruit coming out of high school and began his career at St. Francis University, where he became an FCS Freshman All-American during the 2022 season after hauling in 42 receptions for 700 yards and 13 touchdowns.

He’ll have two years of eligibility remaining at his next stop. Surratt would make a lot of sense for a Wisconsin football team looking to add a plug-and-play wide receiver who can play on the boundary and help stretch the field.

The Badgers lost a lot of production this offseason when Chimere Dike and Skyler Bell entered the transfer portal. Wisconsin added Michigan State WR Tyrell Henry to help fill some of that void but will need at least one more option through the portal and some internal development to take place.