Thompson Talks U-M, 'Possible' visit

Detroit King four-star junior linebacker Tyriq Thompson talks Michigan, what he's looking for in a program, his thoughts on Mattison's coaching change and more.

MIDLAND, Mich. – Detroit King four-star junior linebacker Tyriq Thompson's recruitment is heating up.

On Saturday, he participated in the Star-Studded Elite 7-on-7 tournament and reported his 11th offer from Purdue -- which came on Friday -- and also said he is a "possible" visitor to Michigan for its junior day on Sunday.

And whether he visits or not on Sunday, Thompson says he's eager to continue building his relationship with the Michigan coaching staff. In the future.

"I just want to get a close relationship with the coaches," Thompson said on his next visit to Ann Arbor. "That's pretty much on any visit I go on. I really want to get a better relationship and get closer with the coaches."

Rated the No. 22 OLB in the latest Scout.com player rankings, Thompson says he is well aware that Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison is now coaching the linebacker corps.

"I think that's a good thing," Thompson said on Mattison taking over linebacker coach duties. "because with me considering Michigan, it is really good for me because coach Mattison has been doing what he has been doing for years."

Along with the Boilermakers, Thompson holds offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Illinois,Iowa, Indiana, Northwestern, North Carolina State, Duke and Pittsburgh. And with so many schools showing him interest, he admits he is not looking for a generic recruiting pitch on his campus visits.

"I'm not looking for a coach to give me a recruiting pitch," Thompson said. "I just want them to show me their school. And show me what's different about them. Of course, what they have to offer, but not really a recruiting pitch. More so the people I am looking for."


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