One of the Midwest's hottest names over the last month in the class of 2014 has been Springfield, Ohio wide receiver Thaddeus Snodgrass. On Saturday, the 6-foot-1, 184-pound Snodgrass pulled his eighth scholarship offer, this one coming from the Wisconsin Badgers.
"I talked to the wide receivers coach yesterday," Snodgrass said. "They said they liked my film and the type of player I am. He said I am a good route-runner."
Snodgrass attended several camps this summer that produced scholarship offers, but he added the Badger's tender without having previously visited the school.
"I have not been up there yet, but I am going to go up there for a couple games [in the fall]," Snodgrass said.
Offers from Michigan State, Notre Dame and Ohio State were preceded by camps at those schools, and he came away with positive impressions of each program.
"I clicked with all the coaches at all the camps I went to," Snodgrass said. "I'm looking at graduation rates and playing time."
Other offers have come in from Purdue, Akron, Ohio and Toledo. The recent influx of offers, though, has not affected the way he is approaching the recruiting process.
"It really hasn't changed it that much," he said. "I'm just going to take everything slow and listen to what everybody has to say.
"I am going to wrap it up before my senior season, probably next summer."
With the camp season coming to a close, Snodgrass has no more camps or unofficial visits planned before the fall. Besides Wisconsin he would also like to attend games at Alabama and Florida in the fall.
"I haven't really been hearing much from them," Snodgrass said. "I got a questionnaire from Alabama going into my sophomore year, but I like that they are physical and strong with the passing [game]."