Wisconsin football added some defensive back depth on Monday as Collin Wilder announced his transfer to the Badgers after spending two years at Houston.
The safety, special teams player and punt returner announced it via his personal Twitter.
Grateful for another opportunity. Without so many people it wouldn’t be possible. I’m betting all in on myself.
Houston -> Madison, Wisconsin pic.twitter.com/S5yVux7Qxm
— Collin Wilder (@WilderCollin) April 24, 2018
Wisconsin adds ex-Houston DB Collin Wilder. He missed most of the 2017 season so he could have three seasons of eligibility for UW after sitting out 2018. https://t.co/zsnimAtiQl
— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) April 24, 2018
Wilder missed most of the 2017 season, playing in two games before suffering a year-ending knee injury.
Before that, though, Wilder played in all 13 of the team’s games as a freshman. He’s made 11 total tackles in his career and averaged 4.4 yards per punt return on nine attempts.
Coming out of high school, Wilder was a 3-star recruit from Katy, Tx.
NCAA rules will require that Wilder sits out for a season in 2018 before getting three years of eligibility after that.
For more on Wilder, here is his Houston bio.