Thompson Hosting Many Coaches has the update on Elkins defensive back Corey Thompson from Missouri City, Texas. Thompson is one of the most sought-after players in the Lone Star State and several coaches look to add him to the roster for next year. Plenty of in-home visit have taken place and father Tony Thompson talked with for this update…

Lots of activity is going on this time of year especially in regards to college football coaches. While they are steadily putting together game plans for their respective bowl games, they are also making the rounds to check in on their prized recruits as well.

This goes for those committed and uncommitted. For Missouri City (TX) Elkins defender Corey Thompson, the traffic in-and-out of his home has not stopped. In fact, just as we were ready to conduct this interview there was a Big 10 coach who had just left the Thompson home.

"Coach Bo Pelini of Nebraska just left here. I tell you that is a straight-forward man," Tony Thompson, father of Corey said. "All of the coaches who have come by seem to be sincere, but Pelini just gives it to you straight."

Thompson did not elaborate on exactly what all was said, but one thing is for certain, the Cornhuskers, and a number of other programs want in on the 6-foot-2, 209-pound, four-star defender.

Of course, as stated, this past week has been non-stop.

"Oklahoma State has been by a couple of times. Coach Joe Deforest has come by and been by the school," Thompson said. "LSU has been here as well. Coach Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M) will be by here from 5-5:30 p.m. tomorrow. Arkansas is supposed to try and make it as well, but we may just have to catch up with them after the dead period. But I still expect that they will come by too."

It was stated that the hard-hitting athlete from Elkins is still committed to the Aggies, but the elder Thompson stated that they are "taking all five visits."

Many of the coaches, who have come by, according to Thompson, said they like his son's versatility. He has the ability to play in the box as a linebacker, but can still cover receivers like a safety.

And even more so, Thompson got the feel that a lot of programs can use a guy like that.

"It's obvious that Corey will play safety, but these coaches like the fact that they can do more with him," Thompson said. "The coaches feel like they can have him play one-on-one with receivers because of his cover skills. Lots of these schools have deficiencies in the secondary, whether it is because of depth or graduation. But most are looking for some help."

The Thompson's have that for sure. This past season, Corey finished with 102 tackles, four sacks and four interceptions.

Ahmard Vital is responsible for Midlands Recruiting, mainly covering prospects in the state of Texas. He joined in 2005 and is the author of the newly released book, Awaken the Baller Within.
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