Checking In On Corey Thompson

It could come any day now. In fact it has been rumored to be over for the last few weeks. The only thing missing is an official word on the decision of Atlanta (GA) Douglass standout wide receiver Corey Thompson. So what's the latest?

One of the Internet's most respected recruiting experts spoke with TDD on Tuesday night and said: "I've heard he was going to announce a few times now, but I've also been told that it could go down to signing day."

With no solid timeframe the Blue Devils are now left with other finalists including Wake Forest and Marshall.

Thompson is on top of the recruiting board for the Blue Devils as far as the receivers go along with Washington standout Chancellor Young. He's been visited by head coach Ted Roof who reportedly sees Thompson as a taller, and larger version of current Devil Khari Sharpe, and he could be faster too.

As one talent evaluator told TDD earlier in the week:

"This is a fast kid in an extremely fast league. This bodes well for his future success at the college level. The transition for Corey will not be very difficult at all, even in the ACC, which appears to be the top football conference in the country next year with the addition of Miami, Virginia Tech, and eventually Boston College."

With as many as six available slots opening up in the Duke receiving corps, Thompson and Young would both be able compete for immediate playing time in Durham.

As a senior Corey Thompson was the featured wide receiver in the Douglass offense, catching 48 passes for 725 yards and seven touchdowns. While blessed with above average speed, what separates Thompson from other prospects is his athleticism and speed.

So when can we expect a decision?

"I'll probably have a decision this week," said Thompson.

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