- Jared Shanker, ESPN Staff Writer
North Dakota coach Chris Mussman called senior safety Jameer Thurman (Hillside, Ill./Proviso West) to deliver the good news himself Wednesday. Thurman was getting an offer.
“It means a lot because I only had one other head coach call me before,” Thurman said.
That other coach was Central Michigan’s Dan Enos, who was the first to offer Thurman. The total is up to three now for the 5-foot-11, 172-pound Class of 2013 recruit as Western Illinois has also extended an offer.
Though the Chippewas were the first to offer, Thurman is not sure where he stands anymore in their plans.
“It hasn’t been a lot of conversation at all,” Thurman said. “I don’t know what’s going on.”
Western Illinois, however, wants Thurman to get to campus as soon as possible for a visit. Thurman plans to take an official visit to each of the schools to offer as well as maybe a MAC school and possibly Kansas.
The Jayhawks are the latest program to show interest in Thurman, wanting him to get down to Lawrence for an unofficial visit for a game before the season ends.
“They love my film and want to see me in person,” Thurman said.
For the season, Thurman has 86 tackles entering the final game and believes he might have eclipsed the 100-tackle mark after a big game.
“Going into the game, going against [Wisconsin commit] Troy Fumagalli, my goal was to shut him down the whole game,” Thurman said. “He had one big catch because they ran a crossing route and me and my corner ran into each other. For the most part I shut him down. They ran the ball at us so I had to keep coming up in the box and making tackles.”
Thurman said he has no favorites right now among his three offers.
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