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Brad Thorson

Mequon Homestead offensive lineman Brad Thorson switches commitment from Gophers to Badgers

Two Saturdays ago—Jan. 21—Brad Thorson's parents received a surprise phone call from University of Wisconsin football coach Bret Bielema, who wanted to know if he could stop by the Thorson's home in Mequon, Wis. the following night. "(Bielema) showed up and offered me a scholarship," said Thorson, a 6-foot-4, 285-pound offensive lineman. "It was… just all of a sudden. I was pretty surprised but...

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