The Badgers were the first division 1 offer for Thompson last October, putting the Badgers initially at top of his list, and he said they are still at top of his list. If the Badgers can impress Thompson on his visit later this summer, he admits they could be in the driving seat.
“Madison is a great football town,” Thompson told BadgerNation. “I saw it was ranked No.1 football town in country and I can back that up. From my teammates and classmates who have visited, they said it's one of most beautiful campuses they've seen. That definitely interests me, and some of my teammates and I are planning a visit this summer. I will want to meet staff in real life, see facilities and see Camp Randall.”
Holding 21 division 1 offers, the 6-1, 180-pound Thompson has quickly became one of Florida’s most sought out prospects in the 2017 class. Thompson currently holds offers from Arizona, Miami, Mississippi State, Missouri, Penn State, Pittsburgh and more.
“I just got done visiting Mississippi State and I loved it,” Thompson said. “I will have to compare it to Wisconsin and other schools this summer. I'll make a top five after this summer, before my senior year. Some schools that are reciting me hardest are Arizona, Mississippi State and Wisconsin. The Wisconsin staff has been in contact with me every week and were developing a great relationship."
Thompson, who said he looks for a comforting coaching staff and solid program, said he’s comfortable with the Wisconsin coaching staff’s background. Considering a good portion of the staff has previously coached or played at the school, Thompson believes what the group says when it comes to Wisconsin’s tradition of winning and excellence.
“A comforting coaching staff is huge for me,” Thompson said. “Wisconsin has amazing academics and they really preach more than football to me. It really gets through me because my parents preach academics also. If my visit goes well, which I really hope it does, I can see Wisconsin being one of the schools to beat in my recruitment."