The Latest on John Thompson

I ventured down to Detroit this afternoon to take in the Renaissance vs. Crockett basketball game. For the second time in a few weeks, I ran into <b>John Thompson</b> in the crowd. He shed a little more light on where things stand in his recruitment.

Have you heard the rumors about you being committed to Michigan?

“Yes, I heard about them. I haven’t told anyone that, so there’s really nothing to it. Michigan is my leader, but like I told you before, I want to take my visits.”

What will be the factors in your decision?

“Mainly playing time. I want at least the opportunity to play as a freshman.”

Does Michigan’s linebacker situation look favorable to you?

“Yeah, it does.”

What other schools do you plan on visiting?

“Well, I have Michigan this weekend and then I’ll visit either Florida or Georgia the week after. Whichever one of those I don’t visit on the 16th, I’ll try to visit the week after that.”

What would it take for one of those schools to move past Michigan?

“Nothing really. Michigan is way out front. They’re my home school.”

What are you doing in the offseason? Are you playing any other sports?

“I’m just lifting right now. I’m going to start running indoor track for a track club with a friend of mine. I’ve never run indoor before so I don’t know what events I’ll be competing in. I’m going to run outdoor track too and I’ll be competing in the 400m.”

GBW will continue to keep close tabs on John.

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