How much have the Wisconsin coaches communicated with you about your role when you arrive? Sign up for the Badgers Wire newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morning. Throughout that whole process, it was fun. I’m happy to be able to get my education there and move past football. They’ve been telling me to look over my playbook, get to know our defense, but overall everything is going great. I’m trying to take advantage of all this, getting workouts when I can and go to the field when I can while making sure I’m not getting too close to anybody with all this stuff going around. 1 player in the state of Minnesota for the 2020 class, a game-changing outside linebacker whose combination of strength and explosiveness made him a … What are you trying to do to stay active during quarantine?

Johnson: They haven’t said anything yet. The University of Wisconsin’s 2020 linebacking class is already formidable, highlighted by in-state linebacker Cole Dakovich, four-star linebacker Nick Herbig, three-star linebacker Jordan Turner joining Monday and three-star linebacker Malik Reed joining today. That was a really big thing for me. Kaden Johnson was ranked as the No. Kaden Johnson, a four-star outside linebacker from Minnehaha Academy in St. Paul, Minn., was the 18th commit for the Badgers in the cycle, making his decision in December over a top five of LSU, Minnesota, Nebraska and Oregon State, as well as offers Iowa, Michigan State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and others.

It was the first official visit for Johnson and his third trip to Wisconsin. You went to a lot of different places on both official and unofficial visits.

How much teasing did you get from friends or classmates that you picked Wisconsin over home-state Minnesota? A year from now, what would you like to look back on and say you accomplished during your first year with the team? When I got that from Wisconsin, I knew it was the right fit. If you would have said 10 years ago, I would be a Division-1 athlete, I would have never believed you.

We were in the weight room every day during the summer, early morning getting work in. Please update it here. What do you think you'll take away from playing high school football? I’ve had some meetings with them, just talking over the defense. Open Article in App. My family is very important to me. I’ve been talking with (outside linebacker coach Bobby) April and some of the other outside linebackers, too. During press conferences with a number of Wisconsin players and coaches over the past few weeks, it has become clear which true freshman have popped early during their time in Madison. The two are taking it to the weight room to see if Wisconsin can earn Hamm's commitment: Please check your email for a confirmation. Enter your email to read this article for free. The Badgers currently have 11 commitments in the 2020 class. But it’s evident that the Badgers want more depth for the middle of the 3-4 defense. Follow him on Twitter at @TheBadgerNation. It’s never a guarantee that you’ll play right away. With all the talk we have heard over the past month, and all of the preseason hype feeding into the Wisconsin fan base, it is finally time to make actions speak louder than words., A look at the newly released college football bowl schedule, An update on Wisconsin football's COVID-19 outbreak, Report: Wisconsin basketball gets their BIG/ACC challenge opponent, Nebraska and the Big Ten at odds again over a potential game on Saturday, Wisconsin OL Jon Dietzen nominated for Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Though this news did not come as much of a surprise, yesterday the Badgers were listed in the top-4 schools of 2022 four-star defensive tackle Billy Schrauth. How much stronger are you now than you were two months ago? He hasn’t guaranteed anything, where I would be playing. It’s amazing. 17 recruit... With game week rapidly approaching, the accelerated preseason camp period is coming to an end. He spoke with about how he's feeling now that his career with the Badgers is right around the corner. His sheer presence would demand attention early on. The coaches made me feel like I was one of their own like they would take good care of me. Football can’t go on forever. He holds numerous Power-Five offers, including Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska and Northwestern. Overall, I feel my body is getting a lot stronger. He finished his junior season with 75 tackles including 22 for loss and 8.5 sacks. Overall, the recruitment was amazing. Just create an account, no credit card required! It was just a family feel. When the open contact period began for Division I college football recruits Dec. 1, Dridge Johnson recognized his household would be filled with a revolving door of visits from coaches requesting the services of his son.

LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Standing, running, jumping, shooting on the floor of Mitchell Hall at UW-La Crosse on Saturday night, Kaden Johnson helped his … KADEN BRUCE JOHNSON, age 16 of Jefferson was taken from us in an instant, along with his father Brian, on January 24, 2020 as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Johnson: What really stood out for Wisconsin was I felt at home. It was amazing to be wanted by all of these schools. 133 prospect in the country. Recently, Wisconsin commits and targets started to get creative with recruitment on social media. Kaden Johnson (52) OLB. I love my family to death. I’ll never forget it because you only get that one. The goal is to make the NFL, but I want to have that degree. Was it fun from day one or was it something you had to get used to before you could get comfortable with the process? Kaden Johnson is a 6-4, 220-pound Outside Linebacker from Minneapolis, MN. A 6-4, 220-pound senior, Johnson is ranked by Rivals as the top prospect in the state of Minnesota’s 2020 class and the No. Paul Chryst and the Badgers are still out on the recruiting trail, though, as they look to continue the momentum from their No. Benjamin Worgull has covered Wisconsin football and basketball since 2004. It was a blessing to talk to all the amazing schools, coaches and players.