CB Josh Thompson Talking Texas and More

On July 27th, 2016 Charlie Strong landed a big commitment when Josh Thompson decided to join the Longhorn Nation. The 6-foot, 182-pound lock down corner checks in from Nacogdoches (Texas)

Three-star cornerback Josh Thompson is focused on his senior season. 


“My senior season will be better than my junior one for multiple reasons,” Josh Thompson said.  “One would be since all eyes are on me I will show people why I am who I am, and I will be more of a threat in the secondary.  My expectations for my team are to go and get a state ring and compete for every second of the game.”


As far as being a Longhorn, Thompson and his family are excited about the opportunities ahead.


“My family is very high and proud of my decision,” Thompson said.  “They love that I'm a LongHorn. I speak to coaches a lot, mainly Coach [Jeff] Traylor, Coach [Charlie] Strong, Coach [Vance] Bedford and also Coach [Clay] Jennings. All of them are always hitting me up just asking how's things are going with me.  Texas should be a threat this year with most teams! I see them balling out! The talent we have is unbelievable, and I know coach strong will get them back on track! But overall Texas is heading forward not backward, and that's why I'm committed.”


Scout.com Take


Josh Thompson is the type of defensive back who potentially play cornerback or safety at the high-major level. Good size with the space to add more bulk once he's in college. Well-built prospect with a good combination of size and athleticism. Laser-timed at 4.48 in the 40, as well as a 4.22 shuttle. He's shown excellent straight-line speed as well as good lateral quickness and hip turn. Physical player who can fight through receivers' perimeter blocks vs. the run. Type of player who could become a dangerous blitzer if used that way. Always around the ball and possesses the ability to chase down receivers in coverage if beaten off the line. Thompson can provide the big hit, but occasionally sacrifices tackling technique to do so. He's been recruited as a cornerback and a safety and could fit either position as needed, as well as the nickel. - Gabe Brooks 


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