Thompson enjoying committed life

Deionte Thompson remains the lone class of 2015 commitment for the Alabama Crimson Tide after pulling the trigger on his visit last month. Though other schools are in heavier pursuit, the sophomore is at ease with his pledge.

Three-sport star Deionte Thompson is enjoying life as an Alabama commitment.

At West Orange (Tex.) Stark High, the safety prospect had a great football campaign, a playoff basketball campaign and now he's in the home stretch of the track and field season.

"Track is going good so far," he said Monday. "I'm running the 4x4 relay and the 400 (meter dash).

"I feel that I'm getting a lot faster!"

With increasing speed on a 6-foot-2, 175-pound frame, it's little surprise that other football powerhouses are courting the Tide pledge. While not shutting out other schools completely, Thompson makes his intentions known when asked of his status.

"I feel pretty good, it just feels great knowing that I'll be a Crimson Tide after I hang my high school days up!" he said."It's going to be very hard for any school to top Alabama."

Much has been made of in-state Texas' pursuit of him, but the Longhorns, or any other BCS-level school, has offered the SEC commit.

"Texas, Texas A&M and UCLA are trying the most," he added.

With a busy schedule nearly year-round with the trio of sports, it's not easy trying to get him on campus like Alabama did for its Junior Day before the offer was handed out.

In fact, Thompson hasn't committed to taking any trips just yet.

"I look at it like this," he explained. "If you wanted me bad like you say you do, you wouldn't have waited to come after me."

Asked whether or not he may visit some schools in the near future, the class of 2015 standout remained unsure.

Said Thompson, "I really don't know, but as of now I'm committed to Alabama."


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