Deonte talks about LSU official

LSU hosted one of the top wide receivers in America on an official visit over the weekend and going into the trip Deonte Thompson did not what to expect.

Three days later, though, the 5-star wide out now knows that there is a place that feels like home outside of the Sunshine State.


"That trip was real nice," said the Belle Glade-Glades Central standout. "It was a little better than I thought it was going to be. The people down there made me feel like I was at home and I wasn't expecting that."


Athleticism and big-play ability are Deonte Thompson's best traits and he showed it as a junior when he grabbed 35 passes for 767 yards and added another 500-plus yards in kick returns.


His senior year has been plagued by a foot injury but he is expected to be ready to roll when his squad takes the field this Friday.



Thompson (6-0, 186, 4.3) flew into Baton Rouge on Friday around midnight and made his way over to the hotel that the Tigers were staying at.


On Saturday morning, he ate breakfast with the team and met with the coaches before he made his way over to campus to check things out.


"They've got some top of the line facilities and their coaches are really cool and down to earth," Thompson said. "All of the facilities from the academic down to the weight room were just awesome. You can see why LSU is one of the best programs because they have the best to work with."


After a night of hanging out with his player hosts, Charles Scott and Dwayne Bowe, Thompson spent a couple of hours watching film with LSU receivers coach Todd Monken.


"We watched some film on their receivers and he showed me things they like to do and then he pointed out some things from my film," explained Thompson.


Later on Sunday, the 5th rated receiver in the land spent some one-on-one time with the Tigers' headman and although the subject of making a commitment came up it was not a pressure-packed talk by any means.


"He didn't try to force me to," said Thompson. "He said if I liked it and wanted to then they would take it but only if I was ready. He didn't pressure me at all."


Thompson will have plenty of time to let his experience in Cajun Country sink in because his next official visit that he has scheduled is not until Nov. 24 when he goes to USC. He knows that he will take two more official trips to Ohio State and South Carolina along with unofficial visits to the big three in Florida.


With only one visit down, Thompson said that he is not ready to name a leader but that LSU put its best foot forward and has moved up on his list.


"It put them up some on my list but I'm not ready to call them my leader," he said. "I don't have a leader yet but this visit was a lot more than I expected and will be tough to top."



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