Thompson a Big 2010 Target

The Oklahoma Sooners will definitely be looking for a couple of defensive tackles in the class of 2010. One player that is starting to emerge as a major target is Pflugerville defensive tackle Tyrus Thompson, who has an early interest in OU.

Tyrus Thompson, a 6-foot-4, 285-pound defensive tackle from Pflugerville High in Texas will be collecting plenty of offers, and he gives a lot of credit for his success for his ability to be multi-talented out on the field.

"I feel like I am a good pass rusher," Thompson informed of his skills. "I also I have the ability to stop the rush and collapse the pocket. I do fairly well against the run because I can make a big pile."

"I like Glenn Dorsey a lot, because I kind of play similar to him."

Thompson admitted he is interested in the major Big 12 schools like Oklahoma and Texas, but he already has a host of others already lining up for his signature.

"Oklahoma State, Kansas State, SMU, Houston, and Rice," Thompson said of the schools that are showing him early interest. "Oklahoma State has told me that they are going to offer at the beginning of my season."

When selecting a college he is just going to try and go with his gut.

"I just want o go with the best fit," Thompson said with a lot of maturity.

Pflugerville is known for producing top talent and 2009 Texas commit Alex Okafor has been advising Thompson through the recruiting process.

"He told me not to be jumpy with scouts and stuff like that," Thompson began. "He told me to not panic when I am giving interviews and always be respectful with all of the coaching staffs and towards all of the schools."

As a sophomore, Thompson collected 38 tackles and 11 tackles for a loss to help Pflugerville to a State Championship appearance.

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