Deonte will meet with Earl Lane this week

LSU defensive line coach Earl Lane is burning up some highway miles visiting recruits in the Sunshine State and one stop on his itinerary for later in the week is in Belle Glade to check on 5-star wide out Deonte Thompson.

"He (Lane) is coming later in the week to watch us practice and he is going stay for our state semifinal game on Friday," Thompson told Tiger Rag.


Thompson said that he spoke with Lane on Sunday to confirm their plans and that their talks have taken a new direction.


"We didn't even get into recruiting," explained Thompson. "We just really talked about life."


Thus far, the country's 5th ranked receiver has taken official visits to LSU and Ohio State, and the only other one he has planned at the moment is to USC.


When we asked him to compare the two officials he had been on he had this to say.


"They were both good," said Thompson. "There was really nothing bad to talk about on either one. At Ohio State the game against Michigan was kind of crazy and at LSU I got to spend a little more time with the players."



Thompson's mother wants to get a good look at where he will be spending the next four or five years of his life but she was unable to accompany him on either of his visits.


She did, however, take it upon herself to fly to Baton Rouge a couple of weeks after he returned from his trip to see for herself just how life was in South Louisiana.


"She wanted to see how everything was after hearing me talk about it," said Deonte. "She said it was real cool. She loved talking to the coaches and she even got to talk to some of the professors."


Growing up not far from the University of Miami, one would expect Thompson to be considering the hometown Hurricanes.


Even though the Canes do not have a head coach he said that they are still in the picture for his services.


"It's all about who they bring in," he said. "That will determine a lot with them. I talked to coach Cristobal the other day and he was telling me they are making some changes and that they are going to get someone good in there."


So with all of that said, does Deonte Thompson have a leader?


"Not really," he said. "But, I have narrowed it down to LSU, Florida, Ohio State, USC and Miami."



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