RECRUITING: Thompson visiting this weekend?

Deonte Thompson is widely considered the No. 1 wide receiver prospect in the state of Florida and the Glades Central standout talked about the latest.

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"We had a rough start up there in South Carolina," Thompson said. "Bottom line is that we didn't get the job done. We were off last week and now it's time to start focusing on our number one goal this year and that's to win a state championship."

Thompson, whose team takes on Cardinal Newman on Friday, has not yet scheduled any recruiting trips.

"I haven't set anything up," he said. "I've been talking to some of them about it. The schools I'm still looking at are South Carolina, Southern Cal, LSU, Miami, Florida, and Florida State. They're all in it together, nobody really leads."

Thompson, 6-feet and 185 pounds, was at the Orange Bowl on Monday night for the game between Miami and Florida State.

"It was rough on offense for both teams," he said. "The defenses both played good. I think some of it was because it was the first game. They were a little rusty."

As a wide receiver watching the game, Thompson was asked for his thoughts.

"As a receiver, I liked how FSU tried throwing the deep ball some," he said. "They took some chances downfield. With UM, they had a lot of passes and they completed a lot of them. They just didn't really have any big plays."

Thompson said that was the first of several games he hopes to attend this year.

"I'm gonna try going to a bunch of them," he said. "I'm trying to get up to Florida this weekend for their game against UCF."

Thompson said he also received a passing SAT score recently and projects as a full qualifier.

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