A new era in Wisconsin has arrived.
The Badgers added Oklahoma transfer quarterback Nick Evers to the roster on Saturday. Evers was a four-star recruit from Flower Mound High School in Flower Mound, Texas.
Luke Fickell was in the market for a quarterback after three-year starter Graham Mertz entered the transfer portal earlier this month.
Evers served as a backup to Dillion Gabriel at Oklahoma but threw just one pass and entered the transfer portal on December 5th.
Evers took his official visit to Madison this weekend, Evers committed to Wisconsin, where he plans to early-enroll and begin competing in the spring.
Evers also has four years of eligibility remaining which is scary to think about Wisconsin having a fast-dynamic quarterback for four years. Imagine if Russell Wilson started at Wisconsin his whole career. That team would have won a national championship.
Wisconsin also hosted Virginia transfer quarterback Brennan Armstrong this weekend. Armstrong in his Virginia career threw for 9,034 yards, 58 touchdowns, and 35 interceptions and ran for 1,267 yards and 20 touchdowns as a four-year starter for the Cavaliers.
With the addition of Evers, Wisconsin has five scholarship quarterbacks on the roster (freshman Miles Burkett, senior Chase Wolf, freshman Marshall Howe, and commit Cole LaCrue.) Wisconsin could add a stop-gap starter in 2023 before turning to Evers in 2024.