July 28, 2006

Thompson ready to name favorites

The end is approaching for Belle Glade, Fla., wide receiver Deonte Thompson. The 6-foot, 180-pounder doesn't expect to make his college choice until some time shortly before signing day, but he is close to narrowing things down.

"Everybody is really coming pretty hard," Thompson said. "I don't have any favorites yet but I'll probably have my top five after this week."

A 5-star and member of the Rivals100, Thompson isn't short on options. He has offers from just about every top college program across the country. This summer he made several unofficial visits to see what some of those schools have to offer.

"I got out and saw a lot of schools this summer," he said. "All the schools were cool. I went to Tennessee, Auburn, Florida State, Florida and Miami. Tennessee I stayed a couple of days, the rest were one-day trips. Most all of them had great coaches and stuff. Everything was really nice."

He hasn't been to Notre Dame yet, but he remains in close contact with the coaching staff.

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