Speedy Football Prospect Plans Visit to Auburn

One of the fastest football seniors in the Southeast discusses his interest in the Tigers.

Atlanta, Ga.--One of the fastest players on the Auburn recruiting board is scheduled to take an official visit to see the Tigers in January.

Corey Thompson, a 6-1, 165-pound wide receiver, caught 43 passes as a senior for Douglass High School with seven going for touchdowns. He scored on an 80-yard punt return as well as a 95-yard kickoff return.

A three-year starter, he is being recruited by Auburn assistant coach Terry Price and notes that he likes the Tigers' defensive ends coach.

"Coach Price is a real good guy," Thompson says. "I like him a lot. Auburn, like all of the schools that are recruiting me, tell me they are looking for more speed on their team and that they think I can help them."

Thompson visited Auburn last year to attend the Nike Combine where he ran a blistering 40-yard dash as he was hand-timed at 4.39. As a junior, he ran a 10.74 100 meters for the Douglass High track team and he plans to compete in track again as a senior.

Corey Thompson

"I didn't go to any of the Auburn games this year, but I watched them a lot on TV and I am interested in Auburn," says Thompson, who has a scholarship offer from the Tigers. His brother, Cheron, currently plays in the SEC at Vanderbilt.

After taking what he describes as good pre-Christmas official visits to Wisconsin and Wake Forest, he has trips scheduled to Marshall and Duke in January in addition to his visit to Auburn on Jan. 23rd.

"Coach Roof at Duke is bringing that program up and that interests me," Thompson says. "Being a receiver, I like Marshall because they throw the ball a lot."

Thompson says he is hoping to graduate with honors from Douglass High before he heads off to college as a communications major. "Right now I am completely open on my college decision," he says. "It is important to me to see how I bond with the players on the team when I take my visit and how I fit in with the coaches. That will have a big influence on my decision."

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