SMU In it for Denton DT

Guyer's Carl Thompson talked with Patrick about where SMU ranks on his list. Find out where inside!

Guyer High School (Denton, TX) is a perennial football juggernaut, and one of its best players has SMU's attention.

Class of 2015 defensive lineman Carl Thompson's recruitment has heated up, and SMU remains in the picture. He visited SMU during the 2013 season and plans to go back.

"I liked it." Thompson said of his fall visit. It was nice seeing the locker room and seeing around the stadium. It's a nice campus. I'll probably go to a camp over the summer."

"It's a growing program right now, so they're trying to get a lot of good commits. They have good coaching there."

Thompson said he has talked with SMU defensive line coach Bert Hill, although not recently.

"He just told me ‘give SMU a chance,' and come see the campus, come see how it would be to go there. I'd put them in my top 5."

Thompson does not have an SMU offer, but he says it's possible he gets one. He said that he expects to discuss it further when he goes to the camp in the summer.

"I'd be hoping to get one. We haven't really talked about it."

Thompson has offers from Northwestern, Houston, North Texas, Central Florida, Arkansas State, Wake Forest, and Louisiana Tech. A handful of other schools are showing interest in him.

"I'm talking to a few schools, the biggest one is Alabama. Oklahoma State, TCU, and there's some smaller ones too."

Two schools appeal to Thompson a little more than the rest.

"Probably Houston and Northwestern," he said when asked to name a couple favorites. "I really liked Northwestern's campus, I liked the coaching staff, and I like the area that it's in."

Guyer won its second straight Class 4A championship in 2013, but Thompson says he still can improve.

"It was an alright season for me. I feel like I could have done better, I have more room to grow and get better. We won another state title, and so that was a good way to end the season, and we're going for another one this year. I just want to be an All-American by the end of this year."

The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Thompson had 86 tackles, eight sacks, 44 tackles for a loss, and two interceptions. He ran a 4.70 40-yard dash.


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