Grand Valley State cornerback Nyzier Fourqurean has decided to transfer to Wisconsin, he announced on social media on Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know:
- On May 7, he announced that he was going to Vanderbilt. That decision changed last week, leading to a flip on the Badgers.
- Fourqurean was named a Division II All-American as a sophomore last season. He totaled 28 tackles with four interceptions and 14 pass breakups in 2022.
- Wisconsin finished 7-6 last season. It fired coach Paul Chryst in October and replaced him with former Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell.
Why this commitment is important
Wisconsin was depleted at cornerback after Avyonne Jones, A’Khoury Lyde and Al Ashford III entered the transfer portal. Jones and Lyde finished spring practice with the third-team defense, while Ashford was not on the spring roster but plans to return this summer.
Wisconsin’s second corners at the end of the spring were true freshmen who enrolled early. Landing a transfer corner with college experience became the No. 1 priority in Wisconsin, and the Badgers found their man with the Division II All-American.
Fourqurean is reunited with his former coach at Grand Valley State, Matt Mitchell, who became Wisconsin’s outside linebackers coach this offseason. That relationship likely played a big role in helping Wisconsin bring Fourqurean back from Vanderbilt after he committed to the Commodores nine days ago. — Temple
(Photo: Mark J. Rebilas / USA Today)