Nebraska Defensive End Will Visit Iowa City

The state of Nebraska is set to be represented at the Scout.com All-American Combine in Iowa City, Iowa on April 22nd. One prospect who will participate is Elkhorn defensive end Kevin Thomsen, who registered for the combine this week.

The six-foot-four, 245-pounder is converting to defensive end from linebacker in his senior season to please recruiters. Defensive end is where he will compete at the combine.

"All the coaches I have spoken with want me to attend camp because they don't have any film of me as a defensive end," Kevin Thomsen said. "They only have film of me as a linebacker. I've put on twenty pounds since last season, and I'm currently weighing around 250. I only have 15% body fat, and I'm working every day on my pass rush and explosion off the line."

Schools will certainly have the opportunity to watch Thomsen in person during the April 22nd combine where he will be matched against several of the Midwest's top offensive line prospects.

"I've spoke with Coach (Reese) Morgan at Iowa, Coach (Mike) Grant at Iowa State, and Coach (Brandon) Blaney at Kansas. I've also gotten visit invitations and correspondence from Nebraska and Kansas State. All five schools have asked me to attend their camp, and it is my plan to attend each of their camps, as of right now," Thomsen stated.

Thomsen missed two games last season due to a broken wrist, but in nine games, he was still able to record 93 tackles.

Thomsen quickly ran through his thoughts on the five schools he is currently considering.

Iowa: "They are the only Junior Day (Feb. 4th) I have attended so far, and they are recruiting me the hardest. Coach Morgan told me he sees me as a potential strong side defensive end and that I reminded him of one of their former defensive ends; I can't remember his name."

Iowa State: "I spoke with Coach Grant, and he invited me to their Junior Day on March 25th. I plan to attend. He told me he was glad that I answered his request to call him, and that he would definitely be sending me over more information now."

Kansas: "When I spoke to Coach Blaney, he just told me he was impressed with my film, but wanted to see me workout at defensive end during their camp. He invited me to come to their spring game, and asked me to keep in touch."

Kansas State: "I received a letter from Coach (Tim) Tibesar inviting me to their spring game. He told me he watched my film, and would sincerely appreciate if I came up to attend their camp."

Nebraska: "They actually called my coach at the high school today, and invited me to come over to their spring game. They said they want me to come to camp, as well, to see me in person. I grew up a big-time Husker fan."

Despite growing up rooting for the home state Huskers, Thomsen stated he fully plans to handle his recruitment with an open mind.

Thomsen is definitely a name to watch heading into the April 22nd Scout.com All-American Combine in Iowa City, Iowa.

For more comments from Thomsen regarding his Iowa junior day visit, the schools recruiting him the hardest and his dealings with Iowa, CLICK HERE


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