Tyriq Thompson – Detroit (Mich.) King Linebacker
Height, weight: 6-foot-1, 220 pounds
Commitment Date: August 6, 2014
Thompson was the lone early enrollee in the 2015 class for Michigan State.
He brings leadership, size and skill to the linebacker corps.
One of the main headlines around Thompson was the fact he was a Michigan legacy, but committed to Michigan State. To focus on that element is to sell him short of his skills and individuality.
Thompson is a big, mobile linebacker that should fit into the STAR role ultimately, but is at his best attacking. He has a ferocious motor and intensity that drives his game.
As an early enrollee, he could take the same path as Chris Frey last season, where he serves as a backup linebacker, while starting on special teams.