WR Trevion Thompson Profile
It makes sense.
The push began last year when DeAndre Hopkins was a first-round pick by the Texans. Sammy Watkins was a first-round pick by the Bills earlier this spring and Martavis Bryant was a third-round selection by the Steelers.Then, of course, there are also Jaron Brown and Jacoby Ford, both of whom are also in the league.
All five played at Clemson within the last five seasons.
The Clemson staff has parlayed the success of those former Tigers onto the recruiting trail. In the 2014 class, Clemson signed four wide receivers, three of whom were four-star prospects. Two of the four-star signees, Artavis Scott and Demarre Kitt, enrolled in January. Trevion Thompson, the other four-star, will join them later this month.
Thompson graduates from Hillside High School [Durham, N.C.] on June 12. He'll report to Clemson about a week later.
"I'm pretty much just getting myself prepared for school," Thompson told CUTigers, during a recent interview.
"I'm just going to come in and compete, do what I'm supposed to and compete for a starting spot."
Thompson will play the 9-position, the same spot that Hopkins and Bryant have previously occupied. Sophomore Mike Williams, also a former four-star recruit, is listed as the starter.
"It's very exciting to be able to get to the next level and compete on the collegiate level, just better myself," Thompson said.
The 6-foot-3, 188-pound wide receiver has set some pretty lofty goals for 2014.
"I want to play as a true freshman. I want to learn the game more than I know now, make an impact for my team and pretty much make a name for myself," he said.
Thompson will wear the No. 1 jersey at Clemson.
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