Cardinal Authority takes a look at what Louisville is getting with their new DT commit - Highland College's Antar Thompson

Cardinal Authority takes a look at what Louisville is getting with their new DT commit - Highland College's Antar Thompson.

http://www.scout.com/player/163398-antar-thompson

Profile: Antar Thompson

Position: Defensive lineman

Location: Highland, Kan., Community College.

Height: 6-5

Weight: 325

Recruiting: A former Missouri commitment in the Class of 2013, Thompson took some time away from football and is at Highland Community College where his recruitment took off again. He had more than a dozen offers the second time around, including Alabama, Kentucky, Colorado, Kansas State, Mississippi and South Carolina.

The Scouting report: One of the elite players in the Midwest in the '13 class, Thompson has the size, strength and athleticism to play right away on the defensive front when he arrives in Louisville next season. He had 32 tackles and three sacks last season at Highland and has great technique up front for a big guy.

Overall analysis: Thompson is 22 and his story is a great one for Louisville. He committed to Missouri but took time away after having a child. He's helped the mother raise the child and now has decided to try and make it in football. He's an older player and has that drive and intensity to really push for what he wants - a shot at the NFL - down the road. Thompson is a huge addition.


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