MADISON, Wis. >. Wisconsin announced the signings of five additional football players to its class of 2016, including Hawaii transfer Nick Nelson.
Nelson, a 2015 Mountain West Conference honorable mention at cornerback, had been seeking to transfer and didn’t participate in spring practice.
Nelson made 89 tackles and had 21 passes defended at Hawaii over the past two seasons.
Nelson and another transfer, Pittsburgh running back transfer Chris James, will join the Badgers on scholarship and will sit out the 2016 season. Each will have two years of eligibility remaining.
James ran for 690 yards and four touchdowns in two seasons for Pittsburgh.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports three walk-ons also will join the Badgers.
Gabe Lloyd, a tight end from Northeastern Wisconsin Lutheran, had previously committed to North Dakota State before switching to a walk-on for Wisconsin.
Wide receiver Adam Krumholz of Stoughton and quarterback Garrett Groshek of Amherst will also join the team as walk-ons.