DFW Sleeper Looking for Offers

Haltom's Reuben Thompson holds one offer but he's banking on a big senior season to bring more offers in to the fold. HornedFrogBlitz.com caught up with Thompson to get his take on the recruiting process.

Reuben Thompson holds one offer from Houston Baptist but the Haltom High School senior hopes that a break out season leads to more love on the recruiting trail. At 5'11" and 170 pounds, Thompson has the size to make an impact, but as of right now, he still feels like he's auditioning every day.

"I talked to the Jeff Love, the receivers coach over at HBU and he invited me to go to their camp" said Thompson. "I went over there and put up good numbers and talked to their DB coach after it was over and they really liked me."

In addition to the HBU camp, Thompson camped at TCU for a 3 day camp and the local star says he liked everything he saw while there. So much so that he says a TCU offer would likely end the process for him.

"I went to TCU earlier this summer for their three day camp because I was out of town and couldn't make it to their mini camp" he said. "TCU is my number one school and I've already sent them my highlight film and Coach Sharp is my recruiter for them."

"He talked to me a little bit and he saw me do both offense and defense at the TCU three day camp and he told me to send him some more highlight film after the second or third game of the season."

Another school that's keeping tabs on Thompson is Kansas State and the young Haltom Buffalo says he's interested in K-State, especially now that one of his good friends has committed there.

"They just started coming into the picture the other day" said Thompson. "I have a close friend that just recently committed there last two weeks ago and then they asked me for some highlight film."

"Ever since then, they've been blowing me up and telling me they're looking for some cornerbacks so I've been keeping in touch with them."

So with schools looking at him as a corner at the collegiate level, what position does he play now and where does he prefer to play?

"I play safety in high school but I play both corner and safety" he said. "I'm a versatile athlete so they need me back deep, but I can do both."

Turning in a 4.57 forty at TCU's camp and weighing in at 173 pounds, Thompson has the measurables necessary to compete at the next level. As far as his high school team is concerned, they have a daunting task ahead of them as they try to turn around a 2-8 team.

"I just want to be a leader for my team and lead us to the playoffs" he said. "I'm going to get as many interceptions as I can, make all of my open field tackles and really just try to give hope for my school."

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