Wisconsin DB, veteran contributor announces entry into transfer portal
Semar Melvin is looking for a change.
The Wisconsin cornerback officially announced his intent to enter the transfer portal Tuesday afternoon. The news was confirmed via his Twitter account.
I love you Madison.. Thank You 💙 pic.twitter.com/andyjwofvE
— 20 (@SemarMelvin) December 6, 2022
“First and foremost I want to thank God for allowing me to live the life I live and play the game I love,” Melvin wrote. “I want to thank my family and friends for their constant love and support. I would also like to thank all of my teammates, Coach Leonhard and Coach Chryst for being a family away from mine back home.
“After further discussion with my family, I have decided that I will be entering my name in the transfer portal with two years of eligibility left.”
A 3-year contributor, Melvin started two games during his freshman season in 2019, but suffered multiple injuries since. In 2022, Melvin played in 8 games, recording 6 tackles and 2 pass breakups.
In 4 years with the Badgers, Melvin played in 17 games and recorded 15 total tackles and 3 pass deflections. His best game came this past season against Eastern Michigan when he recorded a career-high 2 tackles.
Melvin isn’t the only Badger looking for a new home following the hiring of Cincinnati’s Luke Fickell. Senior running back Isaac Guerendo, and senior tight end Jaylan Franklin also entered their names into the portal Tuesday morning. Guerendo will enter as a graduate transfer and have 1 year of eligibility remaining.