Thompson on the Verge of Big Things

Tyrus Thompson is already receiving some recruiting interest from a number of heavy hitters and it will likely be matter of time before his offer list blows up.

Tyrus Thompson, a 6-foot-5, 285-pound two-way lineman from Pflugerville High in Texas was one of the most noticeable players at the U.S. Army Combine.

"It was a lot of fun," Thompson said. "It was a good experience. You get to meet better players and put yourself up against better competition, so you can see where you stand."

Thompson also plays against some good competition in high school.

"[Our district]prepares me better for better competition," Thompson informed. "It is kind of like playing in the Big 12 or the SEC. You get to go against he best, so when it comes time for you to move on from there you are more prepared.

There are a number of schools hot on Thompson's trail.

"Texas has been sending me some stuff," He explained. "Oklahoma State (offer) has been there for awhile. Houston has already offered. I talk to Rice (offer) quite a bit. Oregon has been sending me stuff and Alabama has started to send me quite a bit. There are a lot of good schools out there."

"I am pretty open"

Thompson could play on either side of the ball, but he prefers offense.

"I am pretty open to either side of the ball. I like defense, but sometimes I like offense a little better because I get to be more physical. I like run blocking."

Oklahoma is another school that Thompson is interested in, and he feels they earned their shot in the National Title game.

"I think they did deserve a shot at it. Coach Stoops is a real good coach."

"I plan to go to Oklahoma camp."

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