"It's still down to six – Clemson, N.C. State, North Carolina, Ohio State, West Virginia and Florida State – in no particular order," said Trevion Thompson. "It took a lot of pressure off when I narrowed it down to six."
There has been speculation that Clemson and Ohio State are at the top of Thompson's list.
"None of that is true," said the 6-foot-3, 188-pound Thompson. "All the schools are equal. When I have a chance to really look into all the schools – that's when I'll decide." Thompson's last two visits have been to North Carolina and N.C. State.
Last Thursday, he was in Chapel Hill to watch the Tar Heels take on Miami.
"Carolina was the underdog," he said. "I was really impressed with Carolina – the way they fought. It was just a good game," he said. I enjoyed the game and the atmosphere was incredible. I liked the uniforms, too."
Following the game, Thompson spoke with a few of North Carolina's coaches
"I talked to (running backs) coach (Randy) Jordan and (wide receivers) coach (Gunter) Brewer after the game and they told me that they need me. They also told me it was a tough loss and that the guys had worked their tails off in practice. But there were some plays where they made mistakes and Miami was able capitalize and win the game."
A few weeks earlier, Thompson visited N.C. State.
"The environment was amazing," he said. "The student section was into it and the players played their hearts out. They were also the underdog and no one expected it to be a good game, but they gave Clemson a run for their money."
The Hillside star has built a strong relationship with the Wolfpack running backs coach Desmond Kitchings, who is his primary recruiter.
"Our relationship has grown a lot," Thompson said. "He's still been on me hard. I call him and we stay in contact."
The next step for Thompson will be setting up his official visits.
"I'm planning official visits now and I'm going to try to make my decision soon," he said. "I'm going to try to get some visits done during the season and some after. I'm going to take all five."
Thompson has not set a date for his decision.
"I don't have a specific date," Thompson said. "I'm playing in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl (Jan. 5), so I could possibly make it there – but I'm not sure."
In the end, Thompson said two main factors will help him make his decision.
"I'm going to go where I can get a great education for my future and where I'm comfortable," he said.
Hillside is 5-2 and host Northern Durham this Friday.
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