Mount Carmel (Ill) senior defensive tackle Kevin Thurmon impressed Wisconsin at its high school summer camp enough to earn a scholarship offer two months later. Visiting again during UW’s fall camp, Thurmon has had the Badgers as his clear favorite since the beginning of August.
“Wisconsin is my leader and I do plan on taking an official visit there sometime soon,” Thurmon told BadgerNation. “I’m not sure yet to be honest when I will take my official visit there. I will probably commit soon, like maybe in two or three weeks.”
Receiving letters in the mail over the last several weeks, Thurmon – rated a two-star prospect – knows he has work to do off the field in order to fit into the program, which he holds in high regard.
“I like mostly everything about them,” he said. “The school, the coaches, the team and that is why I’m most likely going to go there. I am basically waiting for when I take my visit to commit. I am very excited and I loved being there the first time and I went down there. I can’t wait to go back.”
While the 6-3, 250-pound Thurmon might have an idea of where he will be playing at the next level, he still is focused on finishing his senior year strong.
“We are not doing so well,” said Thurmon, whose team is 1-2. “I’m doing okay in my game. I got five sacks and 10 tackles. I mostly need to improve on everything because you can never stop learning and getting better. I need to work on my first step more and basically doing the little things more. I’m really focused on this season and what me and my team does then my recruitment right now.”