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BREAKING: Badgers land the second-highest-rated LB in transfer portal

The Badgers have gotten the top target on their board.

NCAA Football: Southern California at California Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

The Wisconsin Badgers have struck paydirt again, landing their top target on the board in linebacker Tackett Curtis, who transferred from the USC Trojans.

Curtis, a rising sophomore, was a big target for the Badgers in the Class of 2023 under the old staff, but ultimately chose USC, where he accumulated 40 tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries as a true freshman.

Now moving to Wisconsin, Curtis is expected to play inside linebacker, which was his position at USC, rather than on the outside, which was the goal of the previous coaching staff.

Curtis, ranked as the No. 2 transfer linebacker in the 247Sports Composite, saw significant interest, but didn’t take any official visits, and ultimately committed to Wisconsin today.

The Badgers now have a revamped linebacker room, having brought in four transfers at inside linebacker, including Curtis, Arkansas transfer Jaheim Thomas, UNC transfer Sebastian Cheeks, and Northern Iowa transfer Jahsiah Galvan.

Curtis comes to Madison with three years of eligibility remaining, as well as a redshirt.