Thompson Opens Things Up

James Thompson, the leading offensive lineman on an 8-0 Sumter (S.C.) squad, has revised his list of favorites. He's decided to open things up to take a closer look at what all the schools had to offer.

Previously Thompson had favored South Carolina, but that may have changed recently.

"I really don't have a favorite right now," Thompson told Inside Carolina Monday. My top five would be South Carolina, North Carolina, N.C. State, Clemson, and Florida."

Only the Gators have yet to offer.

UNC recruiting coordinator Brad Lawing is making sure that Thompson gets a call each week. This weekend could go a long way in determining Thompson's final decision.

"I am going to the Clemson-North Carolina game this weekend," he said. "I'll get the chance to meet the Clemson offensive line coach [Ron West] while I am there as well as the entire Clemson staff."

Thompson says he'll wait until January before he takes his official visits.

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