'A Great Opportunity' for Choice

Busy offering running backs in the 2014 recruiting class, Wisconsin extended its latest tailback offer Thursday night to Thomasville (GA) Central tailback Adam Choice.

MADISON - Continuing to try and make a splash in the state of Georgia, not to mention find the next great running back, Wisconsin went the choice Thursday night to offer Thomasville (GA) Central tailback Adam Choice, the three-star tailbacks first offer outside the south.

"I spoke to Coach Hammock once before and it was a get-to-know-each-other conversation," Choice told Badger Nation. "I called him last night and that's when they came through with the offer. I am very excited about it. It's a great opportunity. I am honored that they thought I had enough talent to get an offer."

The honor for the 5-9, 195-pound tailback comes from the running back tradition that has been established at Wisconsin, starting with Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne and continuing with Doak Walker award winner Montee Ball this past season.

"I definitely like that they run the ball a lot, of course with Montee Ball being the FBS all-time touchdown leader," said Choice. "That's something that stands out a lot. That would be place for me to go. I am sure I would get a lot of touches all the time.

"They have a lot of tradition, and it would be excited to play for one of these schools knowing that they play at a high level as I try to make a name for myself."

Choice's offer list is very ACC and SEC heavy with scholarships from Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Florida and Tennessee. Choice says Georgia is still his leader, but is overall pretty open.

"I really can't come up with his list because I haven't visited all these schools," said Choice. "I've only visited Georgia, but I hope to get some more visits soon. Hopefully I can come out with a more accurate list on my top schools and have a top five.

"My parents and I are going to try to figure something out with my visits, but I would like to visit all the schools that have offered."

Choice is a dual-threat quarterback for his high school team, rushing for 1,658 yards and 23 touchdowns as a quarterback in his junior season. He also plays baseball in high school, hitting over .400 in his junior season.

With his team running the split-back veer offense, Choice admits he doesn't get carries in the tradition running back sense, but has spent time working on his cuts, visions, strength and understanding what options he has on a play to gain extra yards.

"I want to learn as much as I can to make the most of every carry that I have," said Choice. "Sports have always been something that I love and playing them has come natural to me. I do try to work on what I do, and it's finally starting to pay off."

Although he will likely stick at quarterback during his senior season, Choice had an opportunity to work on his running back craft by playing in December's Rising Seniors game in Atlanta.

"The whole experience was very humbling, being around the top juniors in the state of Georgia," said Choice. "You learn a lot about life, college, the whole recruiting process, what to do and what not to do. It's something I really benefited from."

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