Wisconsin is first program to offer edge rusher from Texas

The Wisconsin Badgers football team extended a scholarship offer to Tucker Ashford, a class of 2026 edge rusher from North Richland Hills, Texas, on Tuesday.

Ashford is a sophomore at Fort Worth Christian School and the Badgers became the first collegiate program to offer him, but considering the fact that he’s 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds, many more programs will likely follow.

After a disappointing 2023 campaign, Wisconsin seems to be interested in some of the bigger-bodied defensive options in the class of 2026, offering three edge rushers on Tuesday. Along with Ashford, they also offered Landon Bland (6-foot-4, 220-pounder) and Zion Elee (6-foot-5, 225-pounder).

Story originally appeared on Badgers Wire