Class of 2018 quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson has already attracted attention from some of the top programs in college football. On Friday, the Bishop Gorman QB received his first Southeastern Conference offer from the University of Missouri.
“It was great,” Thompson-Robinson told BlackandGoldIllustrated.com. “Coach (Josh Heupel) had seen me throw Thursday at practice and told me to give him a call on Friday. He told me how much he really liked me and how much he really liked me throwing and gave me the big offer with me and my linebacker. So it was really good.”
The Tigers also offered Class of 2018 linebacker Palaie Gaoteote, who also has offers from Notre Dame, Michigan and Nebraska among others.
Thompson-Robinson has already developed a relationship with Heupel, Missouri’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, over the past two years.
“He was at Utah State last year and we actually did a camp down there,” Thompson-Robinson said. “He saw me throw my freshman year for a good three days and really liked me down there. We’ve been in communication since then and he told me he was going to come watch me throw during the spring.”
Heupel obviously liked what he saw from the 6-foot-2, 200-pound quarterback.
The 16 year old’s offer from Missouri was his third, following Colorado State and hometown UNLV, but certainly won’t be his last. In addition to those three schools, he said he has also been talking with UCLA, Oregon, Clemson, Ohio State, Michigan and Washington.
Thompson-Robinson’s recruiting could pick up very soon.
“We start spring ball this Monday so I’ll start taking in things with coaches coming in,” he said. “We’ll see how that goes the next couple of weeks.”
The young QB recently took unofficial visits to Michigan and Ohio State and could be headed out West to look at schools this summer.
“Nothing for sure right now but I’m thinking about going to UCLA camp this summer and maybe visiting UCLA and USC,” he said.