Penn State’s rise back to national prominence over the past year has increased its visibility to potential prospects all over the country. One of California’s rising 2019 prep stars, Trent Tompkins, made the trip out East to attend Penn State’s Elite Football Camp this past Sunday. Tompkins had a chance to interact with head coach James Franklin and offensive coordinator Joe Moorehead after the camp.
“After the camp, they (the coaching staff) took me on a tour of the facilities, “Tompkins said. “I also was able to get in a private workout with Coach Moorehead. Both he and Coach Franklin said they liked my film and they like my athleticism. They feel that I am able to do things that other quarterbacks cannot do.”
Tompkins said that the coaching staff talked to him about Penn State’s strong alumni support and how the help students once they graduate. “I talked to the coaches about the alumni support and how they can help you with your career path after you graduate,” said Tompkins.
During his sophomore season, Tompkins helped lead his team to an 11-2 record. Tompkins completed 215 out of 352 passes for 3,118 yards, 36 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Tompkins also rushed 112 times for 305 yards and two touchdowns. Tompkins, who currently has one offer from Nevada, did not receive an offer following the camp. However, Tompkins enjoyed his visit to Penn State and plans to make the trip to Happy Valley again in the future.
“I love Coach Franklin and Coach Moorehead. I had a great talk with both of them. I’ll definitely be back to visit Penn State, most likely after my season. I love it out there (Penn State). I love the area and I love the school. I love everything about Penn State.”
Cleezy’s extra points: Tompkins visited Notre Dame, Northwestern and Ohio State last year. Penn State was the first of two stops for Tompkins this time around. Tompkins said his next stop would be at the University of Louisville and says he’ll be there for three days.