Regardless, there hasn't been any change in the group of schools Thompson, a 6-foot-2, 182-pound wide receiver from Durham (N.C.) Hillside, is considering. Clemson, Florida State, UNC, NC State, Ohio State, and West Virginia make up his finalist list. He says all six are equal.
"I'm just planning my officials now," Thompson said. "I've got to see what games I want to go to [for official visits]. Some will be during the season and some might be after the season."
Thompson was in Kenan Stadium when the Tar Heels hosted East Carolina and Miami. He noticed an obvious difference in the game against Miami on Thursday night, which was dubbed "Zero Dark Thursday."
"The two games had a different level of intensity," Thompson said. "They went out to win the [Miami] game. They had a different mindset."
That intensity was shared by the Kenan Stadium crowd.
"They wanted their team to win and [the team] wanted their fans to be a part of it," Thompson said. "So the atmosphere was live."
With his late arrival on Thursday, Thompson was unable to speak with any of UNC coaches. However, he says he regularly speaks with both Gunter Brewer and Randy Jordan.
"They tell me ‘We want you and we need you,'" Thompson said.
On Friday, Thompson helped Hillside to its fifth win of the season. He opened up the scoring with a 22-yard touchdown reception. On the night, he made three catches for 46 yards.
"It wasn't my best game, but I still played well enough to help my team get the win," Thompson said.