Defensive end James Thompson Jr. from Cincinnati, Ohio gave his oral commitment to the Badgers, becoming the 15th member of the 2020 recruiting class.
The 6-foot-5, 255-pound, Thompson is a 3-star recruit and ranked as the 66th best player in the state of Ohio and 103rd best defensive end in the country.
Thompson came to Madison for his official visit last weekend for the Central Michigan game. It was enough for him to pull the trigger on his commitment, choosing Wisconsin over offers from Iowa State, Navy, Akron among others. Several Big Ten teams including Michigan State and Northwestern, were showing interest in Thompson.
The commitment leaves Wisconsin’s 2020 class ranked No. 28 in the country and No. 5 in the Big Ten.