TN OL Receives Wake Offer

In recent weeks, a new name has surfaced on Wake Forest's football recruiting radar. The prospect? Donelson Christian Academy lineman Mark Thompson.

This past week, DeaconSports learned that that lineman Mark Thompson had received an offer from the Demon Deacons. DeaconSports spoke with his coach, Dennis Goodwin, on Thompson and his recruitment.

"He's a two-way starter for us, offensive tackle and defensive tackle," Goodwin said of his star lineman. "He's a great stabilizer on defense for us. People stay away and he's a great offensive blocker. He's got great feet."

Still, although Thompson has developed as a force for Donelson Christian, the potential that Thompson possesses is even greater. "His best football is still ahead of him," Goodwin noted.

Off of the field Thompson is no slouch either. "He's a great student and he's one of our captains elected by teammates," Coach Goodwin said. "He's an outstanding young man, great student, and a great kid. He's everything you want your players to be. In the class, in the hallways, weight room, on the field – he has all the qualities you want in kids."

Wake Forest's coaching staff knows that and has already placed an official offer on the table at offensive line for the 6'4, 288-pound prospect. Middle Tennessee State has also put forth an offer while Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, Charleston Southern, and others are still in contact.

Thompson took a visit to Wake Forest earlier in the year and, according to Coach Goodwin, he had a good time. Thompson could end up committing to the Demon Deacons in the near future – and Coach Goodwin thinks that Wake would be a good match for the type of person that Thompson is.

"I think he'd fit great there at Wake Forest," Goodwin said. "He's got the academics."

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