Crompton Narrows it Down to Two

It might seem too early, but quarterback Jonathan Crompton, who is part of the 2005 recruiting class, has narrowed things down a bit. The potential All-American, who plays his ball deep in the mountains of North Carolina at Tuscola HS (Waynesville), feels he has made enough unofficial visits and has spoken with enough coaches to come up with a verbal commitment relatively soon.

"Tennessee and North Carolina are about 50-50, while Virginia is right up there," stated the 6-3 189-pound gun-slinger. "When ever it feels right I will commit. I couldn't give you a certain time, but it will probably be before my senior season starts."

One such unofficial visit occurred this past weekend, when Crompton made a stop in Chapel Hill. His parents accompanied him, and all three enjoyed themselves, especially during the UNC-UConn basketball game.

"It was great," Crompton said of the game. "The crowd was into it the whole time. It was a great game. It was a great atmosphere there. I'm going to try to attend a basketball game at all the other schools I visit to try to get a feel for everything."

Speaking of other visits, Crompton is setting up an official visit to Tennessee within the next couple of weeks and will also plan stops to Virginia and Clemson.

Overall Crompton, who has a list of scholarship offers larger than most seniors', enjoyed his visit to Chapel Hill. In addition to soaking in the basketball game, Crompton was able to speak with coaches, players and recruits from both the 2004 and 2005 recruiting classes. The most notable interaction came with running back Toney Baker. Crompton stated that he and Baker once again discussed the potential of a possible package deal.

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