Luke Fickell is bringing top strength coach Brady Collins with him to Wisconsin, where he was officially named head coach Sunday afternoon.

Collins helped produce 9 NFL draft prospects last year with Cincinnati, including New York Jets standout cornerback Sauce Gardner.

It should be known that Collins turned down several opportunities while at Cincinnati to remain on Fickell’s staff. Collins made stops at Kentucky and Mississippi State before serving as the Director of Football Sports Performance at Cincinnati.

Collins will likely not be the only assistant to follow Fickell to Madison.