Nacogdoches has been a popular stop for defensive backs coaches for a few recruiting cycles now and one player who will continue the Dragon’s trend of putting defensive backs into the college ranks is 2017 standout Josh Thompson who currently holds offers from well over 20 programs.
Thompson rode with some teammates to the Houston/Texas A&M Satellite Camp held at Kilgore High School on Friday night.
“I came out with some teammates who are out here looking to workout and trying to earn a scholarship,” said the 5-foot-11, 185 pound cornerback. “With the rules, I can’t talk to any of the coaches but I can get a sense of their vibe out here and how they coach.”
Despite not being able to have contact directly with the staff on Friday night as a non-participator, he will get plenty of contact with them immediately as he takes his first visit to the Houston campus to get a better feel for the program.
“I’m going to visit Houston tomorrow (Saturday),” Thompson said. “It will be my first trip down there and I am looking forward to getting some time with the coaches one-on-one and get a chance to get a better look at their program. Basically I am just looking to see how I feel, how comfortable it is there.”
Thompson also has a trip to TCU scheduled for Sunday but after that Thompson feels like it is time to narrow his focus some as he ramps up the process of deciding which school will land his services.
“In a week or two, after I finish some visits I have planned, I’d like to narrow down my focus more,” he said. “It will probably be a top eight or somewhere right around there. From there I’d like to make a decision either before the season if it feels right or after the season if I don’t feel comfortable with a decision before it starts.”