Reggie Pearson, the former safety for the Wisconsin football team announced a few weeks ago that he was going to transfer from the University of Wisconsin. He didn’t play in the 2020 season due to an unspecified injury.
Some were hopeful that Pearson would be ready to roll for the Badgers this upcoming season, but when Pearson entered the transfer portal, that hope disappeared quickly.
While in the portal, Pearson received a few offers pretty quickly. After a couple of weeks in the portal, we got a pretty good idea of where Pearson was going with just a tweet: ‘#GoYotes.’
As Asher Low and Ben Kenney talked about on a recent episode of LockedOnBadgers, they did some Twitter investigating and saw that Pearson recently started following some South Dakota coaches. These days, if you want to know about where a player is going or could likely be going, you go to Twitter.
So it seemed like the University of South Dakota was the destination for the former Wisconsin football player.
The speculation was confirmed when Pearson officially announced where he would transfer to on Twitter.
It’s unfortunate that we won’t get to watch Pearson fly around in the Wisconsin secondary blowing opponents up. He had a bright future in Madison and it’s a huge bummer something like an injury is what ended his career as a Badger.
As a fan, you understand why the Wisconsin coaching staff would be hesitant to have Pearson back onto the team if he could potentially suffer a significant injury. But on the other side of the coin, it’s great that Pearson will have another shot to play the sport he loves. It just sucks that it won’t be on the Wisconsin football team anymore.
The silver lining of this is that it seems the Badgers and the Pearson family are still on great terms. Usually, when there is a transfer or something like this happens, you would expect there to be some animosity on one side or the other. Pearson’s dad, who is a regular on Twitter, tweeted that there were no hard feelings.
From what I’ve seen, Wisconsin fans have been nothing but supportive of Reggie Pearson and I’m sure many will continue to follow his career through college and hopefully into the NFL. We hope for nothing but the best for Reggie while he is at South Dakota.