"I committed to Wisconsin today," offensive lineman Joe Thomas said. "Notre Dame was second."
"I had the best feel about Wisconsin. I wanted to stay close to home. Wisconsin has the best combination of track and football."
"I talked to coach Alvarez, coach Hueber, and coach Chryst. Coach Alvarez was pretty happy."
"They haven't specified what position. They left it up to me. It's either defensive end, tight end, or offensive tackle."
The 6-foot-7 and 270 pounder from Brookfield (Wis.) Central is the Rivals 100.com number 18 offensive tackle prospect. Thomas made official visits to Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Virginia Tech, though he narrowed things down to the Badgers and Irish.