Thompkins was far and away the best skill player in attendance. Checking in at 5-foot-11, 168 pounds, Thompkins ran a blistering 4.39-second 40-yard dash. He also registered a 4.4-second 20-yard shuttle and bench pressed 185 pounds 10 times. In one-on-ones, Thompkins ran smooth routes and showed good hands.
Recruiting: Next for Thompkins will be visits to Georgia and Georgia Tech in early April. He will also will take a trip to Penn State for their spring game on April 20. Ultimately, I believe he will choose between North Carolina, North Carolina State and Penn State. He has no definitive timetable for his decision.
DT Lamont Gaillard – Fayetteville (N.C.) Pine Forest
Galliard has seen his recruitment explode over the past month. The Pine Forest star checked in at 6-foot-3 ½, 315 pounds. Although he was not able to lift weights due to a sprained shoulder, he still showed great athletic ability. He clocked a 5.28-second 40-yard dash and was very fluid in position drills.
Recruiting: Galliard is one of the hottest prospects in the South. He is up to 10 offers, with the latest coming from Florida. Galliard will visit Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina State and South Carolina in the near future.
DE/LB Harold Landry-Fayetteville (N.C.) Pine Forest
Landry had a tremendous showing on Saturday. Checking in at 6-foot-4, 228 pounds, he ripped off a 4.62-second 40-yard dash, 4.4-second 20-yard shuttle and bench pressed 185 pounds 22 times. Landry also looked very good in drills. After watching him live, I believe he could play either defensive end or linebacker at the next level. Regardless, look for his recruitment to pick up in the near future.
DT Arthur Williams-Fayetteville (N.C) E.E. Smith
Williams is a guy that is flying under the radar right now, but he may have had the best showing of anyone at the combine. He checked in at 6-foot-5, 298 pounds. In testing, he recorded a 5.15-second 40-yard dash and bench pressed 185 pounds 30 times. He does not have any offers, but that will change in the near future.
Recruiting: Williams is waiting on his first offer, but is attracting a significant amount of interest from Clemson, Georgia and N.C. State.