There is plenty of excitement surrounding Montini (Ill.) 2014 defensive lineman Dylan Thompson.
"I am very surprised and very happy to get an offer from a school in the SEC," Thompson said.
"I like the highly respected academics, great and football tradition," Thompson said. "Vandy is a great school academically and a strong football program."
Plus, the way that Thompson learned of the offer was memorable.
"Had a great conversation with Coach Spencer," Thompson said. "And I look forward to getting down there to see him."
Thompson also has several visits coming up soon.
"I have been training hard and have gotten a lot faster and stronger this off season," Thompson said. "I am excited about getting back out on the field a beginning our Drive for Five State Championships."
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