Thompson Updates His Top 5

Sumter's James Thompson, who was recently rated a 4-star offensive lineman by TheInsiders, continues to receive attention from most of the top programs in the southeast. caught up with the talented lineman Tuesday night, and we've got the latest on his new top 5.

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

The offer list for this prize recruit from Sumter High School has not changed over the past few weeks. The current offer list includes South Carolina, Clemson, North Carolina, Maryland, East Carolina and South Carolina State but expect that to change over the next few weeks as Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, NC State, Georgia Tech, Florida State and Virginia are showing significant interest.

"My new top 5 are Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Clemson and Florida," stated Thompson. The prize recruit also stated that if he had to decide today between the Palmetto programs that he would select South Carolina.

Georgia: "I like the environment and the coaching staff. I also like the facilities and the weight program."

SC: "I like their graduation rate. I like the coaching staff and the environment. Coach Roberts is recruiting me for South Carolina."

North Carolina: "I like the facilities and the coaching staff. I also like the weight and the speed programs."

Florida: "I like the coaching staff and the facilities. Coach Strong is recruiting me for Florida."

Clemson: "I like the coaching staff, the environment, and the facilities."

North Carolina is currently recruiting Thompson the hardest. "I still plan to wait until signing day to make my commitment," stated Thompson.

We will continue to keep you updated on this star prospect from South Carolina, right up through signing day 2004. Top Stories