Thompson was originally recruited by new Pittsburgh coach Kevin Stallings at Vanderbilt. He had visited the Commodores in the early spring. Once Stallings took the Pittsburgh job, Thompson, a 6-foot-2 guard, immediately became a target and quickly took an unofficial trip to campus.
Thompson selected the Panthers over strong interest from Temple, Nebraska, Virginia Tech and SMU.
Thompson is regarded as a four-star prospect and is ranked No. 23 at the point guard position.
"Aaron is a tough hard-nose type point guard with all the leadership intangibles you want in a floor general," Farrello said. "[He's] one of the best defenders at his position in his class, has exceptional court vision and a pass first mentality. All coaches describe him as a winner."
Thompson is Pittsburgh's first verbal commitment of the class.