Signing Day 2004: Corey Thompson

The wish list for the Duke coaching staff got one slot shorter on Tuesday night as Georgia standout receiver Corey Thompson chose Duke over Wake Forest and Marshall. The 6-foot-1 playmaker made his decision public earlier this week.

"Yes, he committed to Duke. He just came in this morning and told me that he committed," says Douglass (GA) head coach Gary Cantrell. "I know they did a good job recruiting him. They had great contacts with him, and he liked them a lot."

Thompson, who is ranked as one of the top 100 receivers in the country according to, quickly gives head coach Ted Roof a potential game breaker according to TI analysts.

"This kid is very athletic, and is a taller-longer version of Khari Sharpe," one scout told TDD on Wednesday. "And he might even be faster than him."

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.

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