Tyler Thompson Is Still Waiting

Dawson County fullback/linebacker prospect Tyler Thompson is still looking for his first scholarship offer, but the 6-foot-1, 221-pounder is getting plenty of attention from a number of programs.

Tyler Thompson plays both fullback and linebacker for the Dawson County Tigers. He played as a freshman and sophomore for Walton in Marietta before transferring last year to Dawson County where he played his junior season.

Thompson projects as a linebacker at the next level and accumulated 63 tackles and two sacks as a junior.

"I'm actually getting the most interest at linebacker," said Thompson. "Most coaches are more impressed with my linebacker tape than fullback, but that's alright with me because that's where I want to play anyway."

The big athlete currently holds no offers, but is hearing from Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wake Forest and Clemson.

Thompson attended several junior days this spring and it figures to be a busy summer for the 6-foot-1, 221-pounder as well.

"I'm going to camp at Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Georgia, and Middle Tennessee," said Thompson. "I'm going to try and attend as many camps as I can this summer. I'm going to do whatever I can to get looked at."

Which schools stand out for Thompson?

"Well, I guess I like Georgia Tech a lot because they're close to home," Thompson said. "Most of my family are Georgia Tech fans, so it would be nice to play for the hometown school. I like Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and Clemson a lot too."

Thompson, like most players, has set high expectations for his senior season.

"My goals are to get at least twenty carries a game and 10 to 15 tackles a game," he said. "I've set pretty high expectations for myself and I'm going to continue to work hard so that I can do them."


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