Another Trip to State for Thompson

Boiling Springs (SC) quarterback Dylan Thompson has been a frequent visitor at NC State's spring practices, and he was back in Raleigh on Tuesday to catch the Wolfpack in action.

Boiling Springs (SC) quarterback Dylan Thompson has been a frequent visitor at NC State's spring practices, and he was back in Raleigh on Tuesday to catch the Wolfpack in action.

"I'm on my way home from another visit up to NC State," Thompson told Pack Pride. "I went up with one of my offensive linemen, Logan Stewart... NC State is recruiting him too.

"We both went up there and had a chance to hang out with coach Bridge and the other coaches. It went really well."

Thompson has been able to develop a friendship with a couple of Wolfpack players, including quarterback Mike Glennon.

"In watching their practice, I think Mike Glennon is going to be really good," said Thompson. "He has great size and a really strong arm. On defense, I thought Nate Irving looked good and Dwayne Maddox did too.

"When I was there, I had a chance to talk with Brandon Barnes... we talked about school and recruiting. I've also been able to build a relationship with Mike Glennon. We talk some, and he's a really cool guy."

Thompson completed 68% of his passes and threw for 1,400 yards with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions despite missing four games with an injury during his junior campaign. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder is hearing from several programs and has an early offer. As of now, he plans on attending at least three camps.

"I'm getting letters from NC State, East Carolina, Duke, Boston College, Louisville, Michigan State, Auburn, Kentucky, and Kansas State," said Thompson. "I also have an offer from Furman. I'll probably go to camp at Auburn, they want me to go out there for a visit, but I'm definitely going to NC State and definitely East Carolina."

NC State has made it known to all quarterbacks that if they are looking to earn an offer from the Wolfpack they must attend a camp.

"That's one of the reasons I'm definitely camping at NC State," said Thompson. "At first it was difficult to understand how they wanted all of the quarterbacks to camp with them, but now that I think about it, I see it's smart.

"They aren't just relying on a highlight tape or a game tape. They get to see you live and see you competing against other quarterbacks. They see your talents up close and get to work with you one-on-one. I'm definitely going to their camp because the coaches told me that if I didn't come I wouldn't get a scholarship offer. I don't know which I'll be going to just yet, but it will be one of the day camps."

Another factor Thompson has to consider is his talent on the hardwood. A combo guard for Boiling Springs High, he averaged 17 points, five assists, and five rebounds, and he already has a hoops scholarship offer.

"I haven't decided anything on which sport yet," he said. "I've been offered by Louisiana Tech in basketball, but the interest in basketball has mainly been from mid-major or smaller D1 schools.

"I would say right now I'm probably leaning more to football, but I've played them both all my life so it will be hard to give one up."

While Thompson admits that the plan is to take his recruitment slow, ideally he would like to decide before his senior season so he can not only focus on his final year but also become a recruiter for his future college.

"I kind of want to take it slow, but I would like to make a decision by my senior year," said Thompson. "I think that way I can try and help my team, but I think it could also help my recruiting class.

"If you look at the great recruiting classes, a lot of the time the quarterback is going to be the head of the class trying to help get some other players. That's another reason I wouldn't mind making an early decision."

Does Thompson have a leader?

"No sir," he said. "I wouldn't say I have a favorite right now. I don't want to name any favorites until I get some more offers."

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