Thompson Listing Clemson

Sumter's James Thompson, who is one of the top offensive linemen in South Carolina, has coaches around the south battling for his commitment. caught up with the rising star and we've got the latest on his offer list and his top 5.

OL James Thompson
6-5, 310, 4.95
Sumter High School
Sumter, South Carolina

With a 6-5, 310 pound frame and impressive 4.95 speed, Thompson has all the physical tools to be a dominating offensive lineman on the collegiate level. The in-state battle will be fierce for this prize recruit, but Clemson and South Carolina will also have to fight off top programs from around the south.

The powerful lineman now has offers from Clemson, South Carolina, North Carolina, East Carolina, Maryland and South Carolina State. Thompson is also receiving a great deal of attention from Virginia. "My top 5 is Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Clemson," stated Thompson.

Thompson attended the North Carolina camp last week and came away very impressed. "I liked the coaching staff. I liked the campus. I liked it a lot up there." The talented prospect from Sumter High also plans to camp at Georgia later this summer.

What factors will Thompson consider when determining where he will attend college? "I will look at the graduation rate, the football program and the weight room program."

Coach Swinney is recruiting Thompson for the Tigers. "I like the campus at Clemson. I like the environment and the coaching staff. I went to most of the home games last season."

Don't expect an early commitment from Thompson as he plans to wait until signing day to announce where he will play his college ball. We will keep you updated on this outstanding offensive lineman, right up through signing day 2004. Top Stories