Badgers lead for Jamison

Midwest Hot 100 defensive end has two additional finalists with official visits set

Terrance Jamison, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound defensive end prospect, took an official visit to Wisconsin last weekend, his first of three planned official visits.

"It went great. I had a good time," Jamison said.

Jamison, a Thornton Township High School product and the younger brother of Michigan defensive end Tim Jamison, confirmed that he will visit Michigan State this weekend and Northwestern the weekend of Jan. 7.

"And that will be all," he said, noting that Wisconsin, Michigan State and Northwestern were his current favorites. All three have offered Jamison a scholarship, as well Nebraska, Boston College, Minnesota, Iowa, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Indiana.

"I just want to take those [visits] and think about it but Wisconsin is No. 1 so far," Jamison said.

What did Jamison like about his Wisconsin trip?

"Just the team, the teammates. I had met the coaches before but the coaches were good. I had a good time with the teammates," Jamison said. "And as far as academics, I met the professor in engineering, had a chance to talk to him about majoring in civil engineering. Great experience and found out that civil engineering was everything that I thought it would be. I had a great time."

Freshman receiver Marcus Randle El hosted Jamison, his former prep teammate. Another Thornton alum, Brandon Tobias, is a redshirt freshman receiver at Wisconsin.

Rob Ianello, Wisconsin recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach, is recruiting Jamison for the Badgers. Michigan State and Northwestern also have their recruiting coordinators on the Harvey, Ill., native's trail, with running backs coach Reggie Mitchell serving the Spartans and linebackers coach Pat Fitzgerald recruiting for Northwestern.

"I have a feeling that [the Spartans] have a good future," Jamison said. "The coach that recruits me, Reggie Mitchell, he's a cool guy.

"Northwestern, great academic school. Also, they seem to have a great future ahead of them and great coaches. I met a couple of their players and they're cool people."

All three finalists are recruiting Jamison as a defensive end, though Michigan State would also like to look at him as an outside or inside linebacker.

"I'm cool with that," Jamison said. "My freshman year I played middle linebacker."

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