Klein Collins (Spring, TX) wide receiver, Deshaun Thompson was one of the many recruits Baylor hosted this past weekend at the Baylor spring game. You may know this 6-foot-2, 190-pound player from his time spent at Harker Heights (TX) High School, but a new season calls for a new change.
This wouldn’t be Thompson’s first trip to Baylor as he visited Baylor’s Junior Day back in February. Aside from the usual activities that happen on junior days such as visiting athletic facilities and the campus, Thompson had the chance to get insight to the most important part of Baylor University.
“They really care about their student’s education,” Thompson said. “They really seem like they are on their students about their education by providing tutors to help them get through, which is really nice.”
The Baylor spring game, however, inspired a different side of Thompson.
“At the spring game I actually got to see the players live in action and watch the coaches coach,” Thompson said. “It was really fun to watch them compete.”
Thompson currently holds three offers from UCF, Southwestern, and Southern Arkansas.
“My recruitment has been pretty bumpy after moving from school to school,” Thompson explained. “A lot of people haven’t realized that I moved so hopefully recruitment will pick up once the season starts.”
As Thompson goes into his senior season, he’s working hard this spring to make this the best season yet.
“I’ve really been working on my footwork. I have a new trainer now that I’m in Houston so I train with him and lift weights at school,” Thompson explained. “My new high school is really competitive and our coaches are really good, so we work out really hard.”
During Thompson’s recruitment process, Thompson is looking for not only great academics, but a great coach as well.
“I’m looking for a coach that is not just recruiting me as a member of the team, but a coach that is recruiting me to be a key player on the field,” Thompson said. “I’m also looking for a coach that’s going to coach me and get me ready to play at the next level, as well as someone that I can bond with.”
After wrapping up our conversation, Thompson made it clear that he is very aware of what Baylor can do with wide receivers.
“It’s really interesting,” Thompson said. “KD Cannon is really great. I watched some of his highlights. A lot of the Baylor receivers coming up are pretty great also.”
So far Thompson has visited five schools including Texas Tech, Stephen F. Austin, UCF, Southwestern, Southern Arkansas, and Nevada, but plans to visit more this summer. Thompson definitely plans on making another trip up to Bear country as soon as he can.
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