Thompson Talking to Irish

Scout.com Top-100 wide receiver prospect Deonte Thompson of Glades Central high school (Belle Glade, Fla.) doesn't need more scholarship offers. He already has them from all of his top schools, the only thing he needs now is time to figure out where he wants to attend college.

What is missing from the Notre Dame roster is receivers that can stretch the field vertically. The Irish have some young players on the roster that might be able to do that, but there certainly is room for a player like Deonte Thompson (6-1, 185-pounds).

"I'm interested in Notre Dame," Thompson said of his interest in playing football in South Bend. "They're recruiting me. They offered me already toward the end of February beginning of March.

"Coach Weis just texted me. The last time I spoke to him was about two weeks ago. He's recruiting me and coach Ianello. I'm thinking about going up there for their spring game."

Besides the Irish Thompson is interested in Miami, USC, Ohio St, Georgia and Florida.

"I like their offense," Deonte replied when asked about his interest in Ohio State. "I have a couple people from my hometown playing there. I talk to the coaches. Things sound great up there.

"USC is a winning program. I'm a winner. I like to be around winners and I think I can contribute to the program.

"Miami – it's Miami. It's a powerhouse," Thompson said of the Hurricanes.

Although Miami is the local school for Thompson, he grew up dreaming of playing in Gainesville.

"I was a Florida fan growing up," Thompson explained. "Florida was always a dream school. I went to a couple games this fall. It's got a nice campus, nice stadium; It's a good school."

Georgia will be a player in Thompson's recruitment before all is said and done. Coach Ricth has done a great job in Athens and the Bulldogs appear to be a perennial top-10 team.

Deonte has visited a number of campuses. He's visited all the Florida schools, and he camped at Auburn and Georgia Tech. He's looking to take some additional unofficial visits, but he hasn't mapped out his schedule.

As a junior, Deonte caught 35 passes for 767 yards. He also had 12 kick returns for 515 yards and two touchdowns.

Deonte will take the SAT for the first time on April 8.


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