"I've opened all my options back up," Lazarus told BadgerNation "I may have a new top list now as soon as an offer comes."
"I heard from them Thursday night I talked with coach Aranda," said Lazarus. "I am highly interested in them. I was very excited when I got the call I wasn't really expecting that call. That's the Big Ten and that is a big deal to me. It was a big shock to hear from them."
In addition to his top three and Wisconsin, Lazarus – a four-star linebacker ranked the No.13 middle linebacker in the country by Fox Sports Next – has offers from San Jose State, Utah State and Washington State.
With Wisconsin losing five scholarship linebackers and only one committed in the 2014 class (Mukwonago's Dominic Cizauskas), the Badgers made it clear where they view Lazarus.
"They told me I'm at the top of their linebacker board," he said.
Through seven games, Lazarus has 45 tackles and 13.5 sacks on defense to go along with 272 total yards and three touchdowns at tailback.