Thompson Takes in Another Visit to Michigan

Detroit King 2015 Four-star OLB Tyriq Thompson checked out U-M today, he gives his latest in his recruitment & more.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Detroit King 2015 linebacker Tyriq Thompson has been on Michigan's radar for some time now. And Saturday he took another visit to U-M, as he was one of many invitees to Tom Lemming's photo shoot at the Big House.

And while he was there to take his picture with many of the top players from the Great Lakes region, he also said he would like to stay and take in a Michigan football practice – and more specifically how defensive coordinator Greg Mattison works with the linebackers corps.

"I just want to observe how Coach Mattison coaches since he is with the linebackers now," Thompson said. "I want to see how interacts with the players and things like that."

Michigan, who offered Thompson in January, have stayed in consistent contact with Thompson with a "strong" message on why he should suit up in the Maize and Blue.

"Their message to me -- is make my own legacy," Thompson said. "They are coming at me kind of strong. But it's going pretty smooth."

Currently, Thompson holds offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Northwestern, North Carolina State, Purdue, Duke and Pittsburgh. He said he is planning upcoming visits to Wisconsin and Northwestern in the near future.

However, he noted there is no leaders in the clubhouse for his services at the moment.

"The schools that I got offers from really," Thompson said on who his leaders are in his recruitment. "I think I will be putting out a top-five closer to the season."

With so many schools looking at Thompson, he admits he is looking for a certain criteria on his campus visits.

"The main thing is the education that the school has to offer," Thompson said. "And the second thing that is really big, is the relationships. Like the relationships the coaches have with the players, and the players have with each other. It's really just the education and the relationships."

As far as a decision timeline, Thompson said he would like to make it after senior season closer to signing day.

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