NC QB Stud Has U-M Offer

Michigan offered another top southern quarterback, <b>Jonathan Crompton</b> from Tuscola High School in Waynesville, N.C. The Wolverines will have a battle on their hands against a couple of southern powerhouses. GoBlueWolverine Magazine spoke with Crompton to see how things were going with his recruitment.

"I have more offers than I can count," Jonathan Crompton said. "Tennessee and Georgia and one and two right now. After those two it's Michigan, Nebraska, and Miami. Michigan coach Scott Loeffler came to my school the first day they could and watched me throw. Afterwards they told my coach I had an offer and that I needed to call Coach Carr. I've been trying to call him but every time I call his cell phone he doesn't answer." He said he grew up a Clemson fan and while they have offered he isn't considering the Tigers.

Crompton is a 6 foot 3, 216 pound pocket passer who describes himself as a pro-style QB who scrambles a lot. "I'm not one of those break-away quarterbacks but I can gain yardage when I need to."

It will be an uphill battle for schools to lure the talent signal caller away from one of this two favorites. "I like the coaching staff and players and the facilities at both Georgia and Tennessee," Crompton said. "I like everything about the campuses. Plus, the academic support people are great at both schools." While these two SEC powerhouses stand out, Crompton is nowhere near a decision. "I don't know when I'll decide," he said.

Crompton attended the Nike camp at Georgia Tech as well as the Shrine Bowl Combine. He recorded an impressive 4.79-second forty-yard dash time and a 4.31-second twenty-yard shuttle time. He was also the top quarterback at the Elite 11 try-out held at Georgia Tech the day before the Nike Camp. He won't be camping at any schools this summer. "I feel like if I go to one I'd have to go to all of them," he said. "So I'm just going to stay home and practice with my team and concentrate on the season."

Tuscola was suppose to participate in a 7 on 7 tournament in July 10 at Wake Forest, but those plans have changed. "Our coach got an all-expense-paid cruise," Crompton said. "So now we going to go to the June 12 tournament at Tennessee." Crompton said that unfortunately the rest of the team won't be able to go on the cruise with their coach.

Tuscola went 9-2 last year and lost in the first round of the playoffs by a field goal with three seconds left. "We only lost five starters from last years team so we'll be tough to beat this year," he said. His junior season he had 2300-plus yards and 23 touchdowns, with five interceptions.

Crompton reports a 3.1 grade point average and will be taking the SAT this Saturday (June 5). He said he would like to major in speech communications or sports management. Other than Georia and Tennessee he is not sure which schools he'll visit officially.

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