The Wisconsin Badgers Football program, led by head coach Luke Fickell, continued its impressive streak of commitments today. Ever since Fickell arrived in Wisconsin he has seemingly turned around the program. While the Badgers have yet to play a single game yet under Luke Fickell, the excitement is back in Madison. A large part of that excitement has come from the commitments the Wisconsin Badgers have received both from the transfer portal as well as new recruits. Today the Badgers added yet another one.
Wisconsin Badgers Receive Commitment From OLB Thomas Heiberger
COMMITTED! 🔴⚪️ Let’s go Badger Nation! #OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/TrwvPWQTRd
— Thomas Heiberger (@HeibergerThomas) April 9, 2023
According to a report:
Thomas Heiberger, who plays for Jefferson High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, announced his verbal commitment to the University of Wisconsin on Sunday. He visited twice previously this year, attending the program’s Jan. 21 junior day event as well as its spring practice on April 1, and those visits played a key role in sealing the deal.
“I chose Wisconsin because it felt like home,” Heiberger said in a message Sunday. “After visiting multiple times with my family, they were on board as well. The culture with the new staff is something I want to be apart of.”
247Sports, On3 and Rivals all evaluate Heiberger currently as a high three-star recruit. His recruiting process has picked up since January, announcing Power Five offers from the following programs: Illinois, Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Purdue, Stanford, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, Washington, UW and Utah.
The UW staff projects Heiberger, whose Hudl profile lists him at 6 foot 4 and 203 pounds, as an outside linebacker. The recruit tallied 44 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, six sacks and one interception last season, according to his junior highlights.
The Wisconsin Badgers want a very versatile defense with parts that can move all over the field. That’s Heiberger, who can play on the line with his hand in the dirt, inside linebacker, and stand up on the edge.
The first think you notice on tape is Heiberger’s get-off. For his size and length, he times snaps very well and has the quick twitch to get the edge. While he’s comparable to Jordan Mayer/Aaaron Witt type, I think there’s more pass rush ability than those guys had in high school. Not that Heiberger is Vince Biegel, T.J. Watt, Nick Herbig, etc. but maybe closer to a longer Garret Dooley — well-rounded skill set with a high upside from a pass rushing standpoint.
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