Thurman Taking Trips

Senior defensive back Jameer Thurman of Proviso West High in Hillside, Ill., has three offers so far and talks about the recruiting process and his newest offers inside.

2014 defensive back Jameer Thurman of Proviso West High (Ill.) just picked up an offer from North Dakota.

"I wasn't really expecting it at all," Thurman said. "It surprised me but I always stayed in contact with them."

The offer from North Dakota made the third one for Thurman.

"This was my third offer along with offers from Central Michigan and Western Illinois," Thurman said. "Plus the coaches from Yale and Harvard want me to take the ACT again to get my score up a few points."

The 6-foot, 190 pound prospect has one more school that has been really expressing interest recently.

"I have also heard from Kansas," Thurman said. "That's mostly it, although I try to keep in contact with all the schools I mentioned."

And Thurman has plans to get out to see the Jayhawks this season.

"I am going to Kansas to visit Saturday," Thurman said. "Then I want to get to Western Illinois soon and I am going to check with my parents about North Dakota."

Thurman hasn't taken any official visits just yet, and Saturday will keep that streak going.

"It's just an unofficial visit," Thurman said. "But I am looking forward to hearing their plans for me regarding offering."

He added, "I am also looking to see if I could see myself going there. So I am looking forward to touring the campus as well."

The defensive back has visited two other schools during the season.

"This season I have been to Northwestern and Northern Illinois," Thurman said. "Those are the only places that I have visited this season."

Thurman enjoyed his visits, and saw some pretty good games in the meantime.

"I went up for the Northwestern game against Vanderbilt," Thurman said. "They told me where I stand with them. I also went to Northern Illinois against Central Michigan and when they played Iowa at Soldier field."

And where exactly does Thurman stand with Northwestern?

"They told me that they have a safety, and they might take one more depending on their secondary," Thurman said. "Depending on their needs."

There are several things the athletic back knows he can bring to the school of his choice.

"I could bring my athletic ability," Thurman said. "I can play any position in the secondary and play outside linebacker. I also can bring my knowledge of football to the team and help them in any way possible."

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