Though Tyrell Thompson has been rumored to likely follow David Gibbs from Houston to wherever he ends up, the above tweets coupled with reports Texas Tech is finalizing a deal to make Gibbs their new defensive coordinator led to the following interview:
Coach Gibbs to tech— Mr. Football (@manchild254) January 5, 2015
RP: I couldn't help noticing the Tech gear in the tweet. Does the likely move of Gibbs from UH to Tech have you rethinking your commitment?
Thompson: Yes, definitely. I love coach Gibbs and Tech. Those two together will make me very happy.
RP: Has Gibbs already talked to you about the move? Has he told you he is going for sure?
Thompson: No, we haven't spoken.
RP: Have you been offered by Tech yet?
Thompson: I don't have an offer but I'm getting in contact with coaches now.
RP: You mentioned you are getting in contact with the coaches now. Is that Gibbs or the coaches at Tech? Or both?
RP: Explain for Tech fans what Coach Gibbs is like. Why do you like him so much?
Thompson: He's an amazing guy, I love his coaching style and I feel like I can win championship with him.
RP: Who have you talked with at Tech?
Thompson: Coach Morris and coach Brock
RP: What do you know/like about Texas Tech?
Thompson: I really like the fact they produce quality players.
RP: So where do you sit right now? Are you still committed to Houston? If/when Tech offers would you commit?
Thompson: I'm still committed but I want to take a visit to Tech and see from there.
RP: Last question: What do you bring to a program? Describe yourself as a player.
Thompson: I'm a hard worker I go hard every play and don't give up on plays.
RP: I lied. One more: What's your current height and weight?
Thompson: I'm 6'4, 260.
RP: Alright. Thanks for your time, I really appreciate it.
Thompson: Not a problem.