Needing more depth in the high school, Wisconsin’s football program already had three players transferred from other schools in the offseason to give their cornerback room a much-needed boost. Those players were Cedrick Dort of Kentucky, and Jay Shaw and Keontez Lewis, both of UCLA.
Now the safe position of the badger has also been given a much needed addition as this group is currently dealing with a few injuries – and if you play on the defensive side of the ball and are looking to transfer why wouldn’t you want to join La defense of Jim Leonhard?
Wisconsin Football recently learned that Kamo’i Latu, formerly of Utah and a recent visitor, will be committing to the program.
Latu is from Honolulu, Hawaii and is a former high school teammate of current Badger Nick Herbig. According to 247Sports, Latu is a former three-star recruit with offers also from USC, Washington and Nebraska, to name a few, fresh out of high school.
Latu is 6’0″ – 195lbs and saw his first playing experience in 2021 as a redshirt rookie. He was on the field for 174 defensive snaps, according to PFF ($$), recording one pressure and three saves.
On coverage, Latu was targeted six times and allowed 13.3 yards per catch on four receptions with a pair of pass breakups. He spent the bulk of his lined up shots as a free safety, but also took a few lined up shots both in the box and in the slot. Latu also had 96 special teams snaps.
Other safeties on Wisconsin’s football roster include Preston Zachman and Travian Blaylock; however, both are currently injured. The Badgers also have John Torchio, Hunter Wohler, Bryce Carey and Owen Arnett. Four-star safety Austin Brown will also join the program this summer.
Latu still has three years of eligibility.