Junior 5-Star WR One to Watch

Glades Central (Fla.) wide receiver Deonte Thompson, an early 5-star prospect by Scout.com, will be making a trip to South Carolina next fall to face off against Willy Korn and the Byrnes Rebels.

6-0, 185 pound wide receiver prospect Deonte Thompson is already building a very impressive offer list, even as a junior. "I have offers from Florida, Miami, Florida State, West Virginia, Auburn and Ohio State right now. I am hearing from everybody, I mean everybody," Thompson told CUTigers.com in a recent interview.

Glades Central will travel to South Carolina to play against Byrnes on August 26 in a game that will be carried by ESPN.

"Yeah we are going up to play Byrnes this year. It will be great to get out of town and get a chance to play on national television. We will be representing the state of Florida against a great team. Everyone is excited about it. I can't wait," he said.

The game will match Byrnes 5-star quarterback Willy Korn, a Clemson commitment, against Thompson, who has also been designated a 5-star prospect by Scout.com.

"I have heard a lot about him," said Thompson. "I don't really know that much about him, but it will be good to play against the best."

What is the Florida standout looking for in a college?

"Right now I am looking for a good environment and a good education. I also want to come in and play early," Thompson responded.

Distance will also not be critical to Thompson's decision when he selects a school. "It doesn't matter. I will go to school anywhere," he said.

What are the strengths of the prize recruit? "I would say my speed, my hands and my awareness. I am also a physical player. I am very competitive," he responded.

Finally, Glades Central came within a game of making the state championship this year. "We were 12-1 and lost in the state semifinals," he added. "Everyone is coming back so we should be very good this year."

As a junior, Deonte brought in 35 catches for 767 yards. He also had 12 kick returns for 515 yards and two touchdowns. In addition, he ran three straight 4.28 forty times at the Scout.com Jacksonville Combine on Sunday April 17, 2005.

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