It was a big day for Nick Thomas. This linebacker prospect from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy picked up his first scholarship offer and it was a big one.
"Wisconsin offered me earlier today," Thomas said. "I can honestly say it was very unexpected. I don't know much about Wisconsin but I do know they are a very big school in Big 10. And they do a gret job of producing linebackers."
Thomas, 6-foot-2, 225-pounds, says he's being recruited by the Badgers to play middle linebacker. He also lines up at outside linebacker and strong safety.
"I always felt a school like Wisconsin was out of reach for me," Thomas said. "That's why this is so surprising. I will definitely go see them sometime this summer. I will catch a visit there for sure. It's my first offer. They are a very good school. It's something I will never forget."
Thomas has been at IMG last spring. He's originally from Concordia, Ka.
"Kansas is also showing me a lot of interest," Thomas said. "I am hoping this Wisconsin offer will lead to more. I am sure it will help."