2017 National Signing Day Spotlight: Texas Longhorns Sign 4-Star CB Josh Thompson

Texas adds size, versatility and speed in Nacogdoches CB Josh Thompson.

Four-star defensive back Josh Thompson has inked with Texas Longhorns. A former teammate of freshman safety Brandon Jones, Thompson's official commitment adds versatility, speed and size to a talented Longhorns' secondary.
At 6-foot, 182 pounds, Thompson ranks No. 222 overall in Scout.com 2017 rankings, and is the No. 4 ranked cornerback in the Lone Star State.

Inside the Numbers 

Class: 2017
Position: Cornerback
Star Rating: 4-Star
Height, Weight: 6-foot, 182-pounds
High School: Nacogdoches
Scout.com National Rank: No. 222
Position Rank: No. 23
Midland CB Rank: No. 6
Texas CB Rank: No. 4

Scout.com Analysis 

Josh Thompson is the type of defensive back who could 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 Scout.com Midlands Recruiting Analyst.
Closing speed
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Areas to Improve
Jamming ability

2016: As a senior, Thompson played both sides of the ball for Nacogdoches High School in Texas Class 5A. He recorded 71 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, two INT's, two forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, and five pass breakups. He caught 15 passes for 210 yards and four touchdowns on offense.



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