MADISON – Luke Fickell’s staff, looking to bolster Wisconsin’s offensive line depth, has added another player from the transfer portal.
Former Cincinnati center Jake Renfro announced Sunday he plans to transfer to UW.
His announcement comes two days after former Cincinnati tackle Joe Huber announced he is joining his former head coach in Madison.
Renfro, 6-foot-3 and 310 pounds, missed the 2022 season after suffering a knee injury.
Renfro started 13 games in 2021 and was named a first-team, all-American Athletic Conference pick. He started six games as a freshman in 2020.
UW lost center Joe Tippmann, who announced before the bowl game he was entering the 2023 NFL draft.
Renfro and Huber join quarterbacks Tanner Mordecai (SMU) and Nick Evers (Oklahoma), defensive back Jason Maitre (Boston College), and defensive end Darian Varner (Temple) as transfers joining UW for the 2023 season.
Renfro played at Providence Catholic in Illinois. The schools that offered him a scholarship included Cincinnati, Ball State, Eastern Illinois, Kent State, Toledo, Western Michigan, Wyoming, New Mexico State and Northern Illinois.
Neither Illinois nor Northwestern is offered.
However, he developed into an all-conference performer and on Sunday chose UW over LSU.
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