Thompson's parents see T-town for first time

Erroll Thompson picked up his Alabama offer during the spring, so Tuesday's trek to Tuscaloosa was about allowing his parents to see the Crimson Tide program for the first time.

Times are busy for Erroll Thompson. The Florence (Ala.) linebacker is closing in on a verbal commitment with visits on deck before pulling the trigger.

Among the schools high on his list, like Kentucky, Louisville, Mississippi State, Michigan and Alabama -- it's Tuscaloosa where he's been the most.

But not mom and dad, at least until Tuesday while Nick Saban and company were conducting the third day of the initial prospect camp for the cycle.

"My parents enjoyed it. I'd say it was mind-blowing," he said with a laugh. "Really, it was because they know that 'Bama is big on me and their expectations went through the roof."

Adding that the facilities surprised his parents the most, Thompson was also able to catch up with assistant coaches Kirby Smart and Billy Napier while on campus.

"It was the usual for me, but my parents were there," he said. "They're excited for them (his parents) to come down and wants to keep in touch with them, big-time.

"They just had a really good time, they loved it."

Thompson, who sports double-digit scholarship offers as a versatile three-star linebacker capable of playing inside or rushing the passer, admits Auburn is the school each parent follows the closest. However, Alabama now has their blessing.

The Crimson Tide remains near the top of Thompson's list, too.

"I'd say them and Mississippi State are right there together," he said. "Still no list though...Kentucky, Louisville and Tennessee are in play.

"I'm just trying to narrow it down, slowly but surely. I am committing sometime this summer, most likely."

Ole Miss will host Thompson on Wednesday and he'll see Jim Harbaugh and Michigan's staff Friday at Prattville (Ala.) High School for the Wolverines' satellite camp event.


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