Thompson's top player, four-star wide receiver Jheranie Boyd, caught an 80-yard touchdown pass for the only touchdown of the night in the loss.
Posted below is a video interview and a transcript:
Thompson: Just pray about it. Pray about it and whatever you decide, that is the choice you have to live with. Once you sign your name on that line you are committed to that school so be able to live with your decision.
Is Jheranie the kind of player that can step on the field and play right away in college?
Thompson: Wherever he goes he is going to be ready to play. Of course he is young and he is a raw talent. Every player no matter what level they are on has the ability to learn more and the potential to get better. Wherever he goes he is going to be a great player.
Is one of the challenges for you this year figuring out how to get Jheranie the ball as much as possible?
Thompson: It's the first game, it is just the first game. We have J and we have several other players and once we get all of them on the field. Not only getting J the ball, but getting all of them the ball is going to be a hard task.
It looked like you tried to get him the ball a few times tonight in the endzone, but couldn't get the passes high enough.
Thompson: Every opportunity that we have that we feel like expose it we are going to try to get the ball to him.
Don't you and coach Napier have a relationship that goes back a while?
Thompson: Me and coach Napier played in college against each other. He played at Furman and I played at Western Carolina.
Who won those battles?
Thompson: I think they beat us 23-21 or something like that. I did pick him off. The first pass he threw of the game I picked him off. Every time I talk to him we joke around about that, but Napier is a good guy.
Did you guys keep in touch or just recognize each other when he started recruiting Jheranie?
Thompson: We ran when Clemson started recruiting J. We looked at each other and were like you look familiar. We realized that we had played against each other. He'll text me every now and then to see how our boy is doing. I'll text him back and say he's good.
What are you going to tell him about tonight's game?
Thompson: J played hard and I think everybody that was in the stands saw that. He got a few bumps and bruised and he took a couple of hard hits, but yet he kept getting up and he kept playing. That is what you want in a football player. You want someone that can take a hit and get back up after taking a hit. That is what J did tonight.