Thornton Checks Out Wisconsin

Still needing to add wide receivers to rebuild the depth in the program, Wisconsin has started to pick up its recruitment of Lombard (IL) Montini Catholic wide receiver Leon Thornton, who visited the campus on Saturday.

With a wide receiver corps young and depleted, Wisconsin is looking to add some more player makers on the outside. The Badgers were able to get one of wide receiver targets on campus this past weekend when Lombard (IL) Montini Catholic junior wide receiver Leon Thornton made the short trek up to Madison.

"The visit went pretty well," Thornton told BadgerNation. "It was just a regular tour. We got to see the facilities and I really enjoyed myself. I did get to talk to the coaches. They all just told me that they liked me as a player and like what I could bring to Wisconsin."

Thornton is the No. 53 ranked wide receiver in the nation and a three-star recruit by Scout. The 6-2, 205-pound wide out holds offers from Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Toledo and Western Michigan, but hopes he lands a Badgers offer when the coaches visit him in a couple weeks.

"I liked watching the scrimmage and it gave me a taste of Big Ten Football and the competitiveness of college ball," said Thornton. "The coaches said we would talk more when they come visit me, and they will come sometime soon this spring. If Wisconsin did offer me, that would be an awesome offer to get."

Thornton will either visit Nebraska or Western Michigan on his upcoming schedule.

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