Tompkins Loves Longhorns

Fred Tompkins is a defensive end from Hempstead (TX) who is starting to attract some national attention. The defensive line standout is hearing from Texas, TCU, Arkansas, North Texas and a few others but has strong feelings about one school in particular.

Fred Tompkins is a 6-foot-3, 225-pound standout defensive end prospect from Hempstead (TX) He grew up watching Vince Young and Earl Thomas and has a special place in his heart for the Longhorns.

"The overall recruiting process is crazy," Tompkins said. "Having a lot of schools coming to talk to you day in and day out. It's just a blessing to have top schools like Texas to come talk to you about joining their football program. I think; schools love my game because of my size and ability to move. The colleges that I've talked to all told me that they loved my size and my ability to get off blocks and make plays."

Tompkins is a big fan of Charlie Strong and the Texas Longhorns.

"MY feelings about Texas and the coaching staff are through the roof," Tompkins said. "I love coach [Charlie] Strong as a coach. I've seen what he has done with Louisville, and I think he's the right guy to turn Texas around. I've been a fan of the Longhorns every since I was a kid. Watching Vince Young and Earl Thomas play and just the thought of being able to be apart of the legacy that they left to continue to build is a blessing."

The teams showing Tompkins the most attention right now is Texas, TCU, Arkansas, Texas State and North Texas. Tompkins would like to have a decision made somewhere between December and February.

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