Thompson: 'It Was Amazing'

Mission Viejo (CA) Trabuco Hills long snapper Scott Thompson has already taken his official visit to NC State, and the Wolfpack commitment discusses the trip with Pack Pride.

Mission Viejo (CA) Trabuco Hills long snapper Scott Thompson has already taken his official visit to NC State as he visited the Wolfpack when they defeated Florida State.

"It was amazing," said Thompson. "I had a great time. Probably the best part of my visit was the game. The environment in the stadium was electric. It was crazy in there. I was jumping up-and-down a the end when they won on that final play."

Thompson's player host was senior long snapper Corey Tedder.

"I liked him a lot," said Thompson. "Corey showed me what it was like at school there and we talked about the campus. He was a cool guy... telling me it was a great place overall."

Before leaving Thompson spoke with the Wolfpack coaches about their expectations for him next season. NC State is losing both of its long snappers, and Thompson believes they are expecting him to come in and play right away.

"After talking with the coaches I think they want me to come in and be ready to start," he said. "That's the main goal because I'm sure that's what they are hoping for. When you get a scholarship offer as a long snapper you go in knowing the coaches expect you to come in and play right away."

Thompson is regarded as one of the top long snappers in the country. He is rated the No. 3 long snapper in the country by guru Chris Rubio.

"Smooth, confident and fast is how I would describe Scott," wrote Rubio. "Very, very solid long snapper with a ball that pops right back into your hands."

"I think I had a good season," said Thompson. "Perfect snaps all year, and I played a little defensive tackle. For me, I want to settle in around 230 pounds before college. Right now I'm about 225."

Thompson focused a lot on NC State's 2010 season and was impressed with the Pack's showing.

"I think they did well," he said. "Every game they were in.. they had a chance to win every game. They really could have made it to the Orange Bowl this year."

With a 3.8 GPA in the classroom, Thompson projects as a full qualifier. He is still receiving interest from some other programs but remains committed to the Wolfpack.

"I've been hearing from other schools like UCLA and Stanford," said Thompson. "But, I'm still committed to NC State though. I liked it a lot on my visit there, and I really like the coaches."

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