"I had a great visit to NDSU last Friday!," Minnesota linebacker Thomas Hennessy said to the BisonReport. "It's an awesome program and even better coaches! Coach Entz and I have a lot in common He's a great guy. Looking forward to a bunch of visits coming up as well to Drake, Iowa State, and hopefully South Dakota, Northern Iowa and Northern Illinois as well. Working hard at speed and agility this winter...feeling fast!"
Hennessy had a blast on his unofficial visit to Fargo.
"They first discussed the program and explained the offense and defense, after that we had a tour of the Fargodome and the facilities! I also got to eat lunch with Coach Entz and Coach Polasek! After that, we were given a campus tour and learned about the academic side of the school! My dad and I stayed the night in Fargo and checked it out and I loved the city! Coach Entz and I talked about what he's looking for in a linebacker. He said speed is important, but he said instincts and intelligence could make up for being a little slower. He also said many times that he's looking forward to seeing me at camp this summer. Coach Polasek also talked about the type of linebacker they look for and gave me great advice for my summer schedule on how many camps to go to and what camps to go to.They said they wanted to see how I perform at their camp this summer before an offer comes."
A Bison offer could be a game-changer for the Minnesota linebacker.
"An offer from NDSU would be amazing! It would be really hard to say no to such a successful program!," Hennessy mentioned. "I'll be camping at Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Iowa State, NDSU, USD, Northern Iowa, Drake, Northern Illinois...possibly Princeton, Dartmouth, Columbia. June is going to be very busy! This off-season, I'm really working on improving my overall speed, explosiveness and lateral movement. Working with a trainer at Winona State who's teaching the Dale Baskett football speed program. I've also worked hard on nutrition to gain lean muscle."