Texas Back likes K-State - Free Story

Under head coach Bill Snyder the Kansas State Wildcats have had some of the nation's best running backs and some of the best overall athletes year in and year out. Kansas State, like most schools, is likely looking to add at least one running back in every recruiting class and this year is not different.

One running back on the Cat coach's radar is North Mesquite High School (Mesquite, Texas) running back Al'Darius Thompson. Thompson took the time to fill us in on how his process is going so far and he clued us in to his already set top 5 list.

"Things are going pretty good so far," said the 5-foot-10 inch running back. "I have offers from Tulsa, Georgia Tech and Mississippi State so far. I am also hearing from Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, LSU, (Texas) A&M, Texas Tech, Kansas and a little from Michigan. Oh, also like TCU and a few schools like that."

Thought it is early, Thompson says that he has started to trim his list and that he has established a top 5 list of schools.

"My top 5 would be OSU, LSU, OU, Kansas State and Georgia Tech," Thompson said. I don't really have a favorite or anything yet I don't think. I would really like to get an offer from Oklahoma State so maybe they would be a favorite but I am really open at this point."

Concerning Kansas State, Al'Darius says that he likes the Cats and added that he would love an offer from K-State.

"I like KSU a lot," he said. "I actually have family up in Kansas so it could be nice to be able to go to school somewhere near family. Distance form home is not going to be a factor but if I do end up going away from Texas that would be a good place. My family just wants me to be happy so Kansas State is definitely a possibility."

Thompson says that Georgia Tech is recruiting him the hardest at this point and that the Jackets hard work has paid off in his mind.

"I am going to try my best to get down to the Tech camp this summer," said Thompson. "I think they have a good program and I like the recruiting stuff I get from them. They are in my top five for that reason. I don't know if I am going to get to any other camps, maybe one of the combines or another school closer to home."

When asked if he would be attending the K-State camp he said that it is possible but not likely.

"I don't think they have sent me their camp information yet," he said. "I would like to go to all of them, ya know, but it is expensive and it takes a lot of time so I probably won't be going to that many."

Thompson holds a 3.3 GPA and has taken the SAT but has yet to receive his score. He has a self reported 40 time of 4.45 seconds, 220 bench and a 330 squat.


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