Mizzou Junior Day: Antar Thompson

ShowMeMizzou.com has been following Maplewood Defensive Lineman for awhile now, and has the latest from the talented 2013 prospect after his junior day visit to Missouri this past Saturday. How long before a decision could come?

ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with Maplewood (MO) 2013 DT prospect Antar Thompson following his junior day visit at Missouri this past Saturday.

"It was cool. I really liked the experience," said Antar, who holds a Missouri offer. "I have been up there before and have seen everything from camping there, and I know the coaches real well, but I got to talk to Coach Ford, Coach Yost, Coach Kul and Coach Pinkel while I was there. They talked to me about when I was going to commit to them and become a Tiger. It was real nice."

So, how did Antar answer their requests to become a Tiger?

"I told them that I was still trying to figure some things out. I want to play at the same school as my brother, Cedric, who is currently at Hines Community College down in Mississippi. He is working with a trainer hard and trying to get his football career going again. We'd like to play at the same school, so I told the coaches that I would be waiting a bit."

Cedric Thompson was also a talented football player for Maplewood who played linebacker/running back there. He is currently 6'2" and 280lbs trying to get himself in position for for a college football career.

Late in the 2011 season, Antar told me in a video interview that he wanted to play for Missouri. I asked him what had changed since that time to make him delay a possible commitment to the Tigers.

" Well, my brother and wanting to play together, and then some schools such as Alabama, some other SEC schools and Kansas State have come into the picture and want me to come to their junior days, so I am taking some time to think things over."

Thompson, who recorded 74 tackles and 7 sacks, and weighed over 300lbs as a junior, told me he has worked on transforming his body as of late.

"I lost about 40lbs since last season. I am down to 265lbs now, and I would like a shot at playing defensive end in college if possible. The Tiger coaches say I am a defensive tackle and want me to play there, but I am working to get a shot at DE," said Thompson.

ShowMeMizzou.com will continue to follow Antar Thompson's recruitment closely.


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