Before leaving on Friday, Thompson posted: "At this time of year it's not ideal to travel away from the equator... but at least they have good cheese in Wisconsin... Madison for the weekend.... GO BADGERS."
Although just one of his 19 scholarship offers and growing, Thompson – a four-star recruit that's rated the third-best tight end in the country by Scout.com - was excited to get the offer and is just as excited to see the school that has produced three NFL tight ends in three years.
"I am very excited, to be honest, and I am looking forward to the trip," Thompson said. "I heard Wisconsin is beautiful and I am excited to meet the coaches, the players and everybody in general. I am looking forward to the trip in general."
As a junior, Thompson caught 13 passes for 208 yards and four touchdowns. He also blocked for two running backs that went over 1,000 yards each. On defense, Thompson added 10 sacks and two interceptions as a defensive end.
It's been a crazy process for Thompson, who gets dozens have hand written letters, emails and messages daily from college coaches wanting him to take a closer look at their school. It's even gotten so insane that some schools have sent wanted pictures with Thompson's face on them and mock photos of Thompson scoring touchdowns for their school.
While he appreciates that approach, Thompson respects the hands off approach Wisconsin has taken with him.
"We've talked but I think they want to let their school speak for itself," Thompson said. "They aren't in my ear every day, and I respect that about them that they give me my space."
Shortly after his Wisconsin visit, Thompson plans to visit Florida for a second visit. Thompson said there will be more visits, although he has yet to plan out more. He plans to have a top five sometime in the next month.
"I have a top 10, but I am still working on seeing all these different schools," Thompson said. "I want to find out what goes on at these schools and what schools have the better academics and where I would be able to play right away."