Thompkins, 5-foot-11 and 160 pounds, is having an excellent senior season at Northwestern this year. In 10 games, he's second on the team (behind Aldarius Johnson and ahead of Tommy Streeter) with 30 catches for 517 yards and seven touchdowns.
"I mainly play the slot," he said. "I can beat those linebackers and safeties all day long. I run good routes, too."
Thompkins recently committed to the Hurricanes after an offer came out of nowhere.
"They really weren't talking to me," he said. "They were talking to a bunch of my teammates. Then they came to the school one day to watch film and they liked me. Then they came to my game that night and ended up offering me a few days later. I committed right away. UM's where I wanna be."
The talented receiver, who doesn't plan on taking any other visits, is excited to go in and compete for a spot.
"I can't wait for my turn," he said. "I'll be ready. UM recruited too many players from other areas recently and it's hurting them. All the top players are right here and that's what they're focusing on now."