The Wisconsin Badgers opened preseason camp on Monday without incoming safety Serge Trezy, who committed to Wisconsin after two seasons at Eastern Arizona College.
Trezy, 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, is still awaiting academic clearance and may not be available at all this season, according to Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen.
“We should know for sure in the next couple days,” Andersen told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “He has got himself in position. From what we understand he has everything done we’ve asked him to do academically.
“Now it’s just got to go through the process. We’ve got to get final transcripts.”
Andersen said this was something the program and Trezy had planned for.
“The agreement from the very beginning when we recruited him was if he was going to be here he was going to get here very early in camp,” Andersen said. “If not, he would use this as his redshirt year and join us in January. That was the plan all the way through but we’re still hoping it will be this year.
“Whether he plays or redshirts, we’d like to have him here going to school this semester.”
Wisconsin lost one player from its 2014 recruiting class already when wide receiver Chris Jones did not meet the university’s academic standards. He later signed with Toledo.
Trezy played running back at Eastern Arizona, gaining 814 yards on 7.8 yards per carry with six touchdowns and had more than 1,300 all-purpose yards.
The Orlando, Fla., native committed to Wisconsin in December, according to the Orlando Sentinel.