Thompson Says He's Open

Sumter OL James Thompson remains open as he prepares to take his four official visits during the month of January. When will the superstar lineman visit the Clemson Tigers? We've got the latest on the recruitment of this powerful lineman.

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

The Sumter standout is not ready to go on record with a leader at this point. "I don't have a leader. I'm all even between Clemson, South Carolina and Florida State."

Coach Dabo Swinney continues to try to convince the South Carolina superstar that Clemson is the right place for him to see early playing time.

"Coach Swinney called the day before Christmas. He wanted me to change one of my visits so I can have my Clemson visit earlier. I'm going keep them the same. I will visit North Carolina on January 9th, South Carolina on January 16th, Clemson on January 23 and Florida State on January 30rd."

Thompson will be looking at playing time and academics when he makes his final decision. "I will look at playing time. I will also look at the graduation rate and I am looking for the school that has the best business program."

Don't expect a commitment from the Shrine Bowl lineman until he has taken his final official visit. "I will take all of my official visits before I make a decision," stated the prize recruit.

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