“ I talked with Coach Partridge on Twitter,” said Thompson, who stars for Florence (Ala.) High.“We talked for a little bit. He gave me his number to call and then I talked to Coach Durkin. [Durkin] officially offered me. I was pretty excited.
“[Coach Durkin] just told he liked the way I played. He told me I played the game the right way. He told me I played physical. I played fast. He told me I was the guy they were looking for.”
Now that Thompson has his Michigan offer, where do the Wolverines stand in his recruitment?
“I like them a lot,” Thompson said of U-M. “I can’t really say they are a certain number or anything. But I really like them a lot.”
Next up for the 6-foot-2, 241-pounder is a visit to Ann Arbor to check out the Wolverines.
“I would like to make up for spring or summer,” Thompson said. “I for sure want to make it up there. But I don’t know what time.”
And when he does make it to campus, Thompson says he has idea of what he’ll be looking for on his visit.
“I just want to see if I like the school for one,” Thompson said. “If I can get a good education there. Meet the coaching staff. See the facilities and how good I like everything.”
Currently, Thompson holds notable offers from Louisville, Tennessee and Missouri among others. He has already been on campus visits to Kentucky, Louisville, Arkansas and Auburn. He has set visit with Auburn this Saturday.
As far as a commitment announcement, Thompson isn’t setting any planed dates as of yet.
“Really, I am just playing it by ear, day by day,” Thompson said of his decision timeline. “Hopefully sometime before the season starts for my senior year.”