Winona alum Aaron Witt working on technique for larger role with Badgers

The outside linebackers room at Wisconsin Football isn’t happy with their 2020 production, so they’re working on all the little details to make sure they can get after Big Ten quarterbacks this fall.

It’s a competitive group up top with Noah Burks and Nick Herbig, but Winona grad Aaron Witt is poised to get in the conversation this year after posting one strip sack in 2020.

The rest of the guys say the 6-6, 248-pound Witt is the kind of guy they’d want by their side in a street fight.

“Witt’s a different guy for sure,” senior Noah Burks said with a smile. “He’s got that Minnesota blood in him.”

“I think physicality is one of his strong points,” teammate C.J. Goetz said.

“It’s hard to coach a guy to put his body on the line for you, and he’ll do it without even a blink,” outside linebackers coach Bobby April added.

Witt says he has to work on keeping a low pad level because of his unconventional length, but what he may not currently have in technique, he makes up for with raw power.

“One of the big things for me is footwork and pad level. I go haywire sometimes with my footwork and it puts me in bad positions.”

Witt had initially entertained going to Minnesota or Iowa but ultimately flipped to Wisconsin. He says with the Badgers, he feels like it’s really a family, and not a business.