However, the versatile 6-foot-8, 225-pound junior forward and Atlanta native opted to remain in state and committed to Georgia on Thursday.
``Going to Oak Hill played a big part in me deciding," Thompkins said. "Being away from home, my family barely saw me play and it killed them when I'd talk to them after my games."
Thompkins is a skilled power forward who can score in a variety of ways. He has range to shoot the ball from long distance and is also able to go down in the paint for a bucket.
``The Georgia system works well for me," Thompkins said. "It enables me to shoot the three, pass and get it off the glass and go coast to coast. I can also go in as a freshman and get quality minutes."
Thompkins, who only played one game at Kingwood in April due to an ankle injury, said he plans to return to Wesleyan (Ga.) for his senior year.
``I told my parents that I wanted to come home if we won a national championship," Thompkins said.
Now Thompkins will not only come back, but he'll stay home for a while.