CB Josh Thompson breaks down his unofficial visit as Texas beats Notre Dame Week One

On July 27th, 2016, cornerback Josh Thompson announced his intentions to play for Charlie Strong and the Texas Longhorns. On September 4th, 2016, Thompson made an unofficial visit as Texas opened the season vs. No 10 ranked Notre Dame.

Josh Thompson checks in from Nacogdoches (Texas) at 6-foot, 182-pounds.  He is the No 5 ranked cornerback in the state of Texas for the class of 2017.  On Sunday Thompson made an unofficial visit as Texas hosted Notre Dame.


“The overall experience was great!” Josh Thompson said. “Got to hang with some commits that were there and just really enjoying myself! I mostly hung out with Damion [Miller], Sam [Ehlinger] and Kobe [Boyce] and also some players we just talked about the direction that Texas is headed in and just friend things. We all can't wait to be at Texas together and balling out.” 


Excitement filled the stadium Sunday night as Tyrone Swoopes ended it with a touchdown run in the 2nd overtime.  With 28 more passing yards and 155 rushing yards, Swoopes would join Vince Young and Colt McCoy as the only three quarterbacks in Texas history with 3,000 passing yards and 1,000 yards rushing.


“After the game I was happy!” Thompson said. “I knew that Texas would win, and I knew they would fight till the clock hit 0:00 and they did that for sure and proved everyone that doubted Them! It's just a dream come true being in that atmosphere and made me think like "dang I'm coming to play football here.” I know It's going to be a challenge when I get there, but I know I can handle It.”


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 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


Inside the Numbers


Class 2017



6-foot, 182-pounds

Nacogdoches (Texas)

Nacogdoches High School

Midland CB Rank No 7

Texas CB Rank No 5


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