Wisconsin lost a commitment back in November from 3-star defensive lineman Jamel Howard. Fortunately, the Badgers were able to re-land Howard’s pledge with a National Signing Day announcement Wednesday afternoon.

Throughout December and January, Howard took official visits to Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, LSU, Ole Miss and Miami. While a number of programs made a push for Howard, he came back to the Badgers with Luke Fickell’s staff landing the deal.

Listed at 6-foot-3 and 320 pounds, Howard checks in as the No. 26 prospect out of Illinois per the 247 Sports Composite Rankings. He played for Marist High School in Chicago and is also rated as the No. 128 DL in the country for the class of 2023.

Howard joins a Wisconsin recruiting class ranked 37th nationally by the 247 Sports team recruiting rankings for Fickell’s first class with the Badgers.