Orlando (FL) Edgewater's Malik Thompson is one of the Sunshine State's more versatile linemen and colleges are starting to take notice. The 6-6, 260 pound rising senior is a two way performer and has the potential to play offensive tackle, defensive tackle or defensive end in college. NC State was the first to spring with a scholarship offer followed by Louisville.
Thompson talked with Pack Pride recently about landing his first offer and provided an update on the schools showing him the most interest.
"It felt great knowing that I got my first offer," said Thompson. "I know there's many more to come and that's just something to keep me working. I wasn't really worried about getting any offers. I knew if I kept working hard I knew I would pick up some offers. Right now, most colleges want me as a defensive end but some like me at offensive tackle.
"(In addition to NC State) I'm also hearing from Miami, Florida State, Florida, Iowa, Tennessee, West Virginia and Louisville. A lot of them are talking to me about playing offensive tackle but position doesn't really matter to me as long as I can make it to the next level."
While Thompson doesn't know a lot about the Wolfpack just yet, he says he's impressed with what he does know and hopes to make an unofficial visit to Raleigh in the very near future to see what they have to offer in person.
"I think NC State is a great school," said Thompson. "The football team, it's a great football team. That's kind of the impression I have of them so far. NC State likes me as a defensive end or defensive tackle. I should have a chance to visit NC State and I hope to visit them really soon."
Thompson says he doesn't have any top schools just yet but has a few school visits planned that should help him put together a list in the future. As for a potential commitment, that'll likely come at some point down the road.
"I'm supposed to visit Florida State and then I'm going to Florida International this week. I'm suppose to go to Miami, also.
"I'm really not worried about making a commitment right now I'm just going to wait until my senior season and that is when I'll probably make my decision."