Such is the case with Thomas, who said in a telephone interview yesterday afternoon that Northern Illinois and Illinois State are showing him the most interest, but…
"Ball State is showing interest too and I really like their campus. It is real nice. And Wisconsin is Wisconsin. It's great. It's great up there."
What has Thomas been hearing from the Badgers?
"Nothing really," he replied. "Just basically word of mouth right now. I'm hearing that they like me through [teammate Josh Oglesby, who has verbally committed to Wisconsin]. I like them. Like I told you last time I grew up playing with the Badgers. My little league team was the Badgers. So I've always wanted to play for them."
Thomas is going to try to make it to a Minnesota camp today and he also hopes to attend camps at Northern Illinois, Ball State, Illinois State and Wisconsin "to show them basically what I can do and get a feel for it," he said.