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Recruiting Heating up for 2017 Running Back Jaelen Thompson

Middletown High School (PA) senior running back Jaelen Thompson has picked up two FCS offers this month.


One of the best running backs in Pennsylvania this year is finally starting to see his hard work pay off in the way of offers.  Senior running back Jaelen Thompson has had a record-breaking season for his Middletown High School football team and has received two FCS offers within the past couple of weeks from St. Francis (PA) and Towson (MD). 

In helping lead Middletown to a 10-0 record, Thompson has rushed for 1,219 yards and 16 touchdowns this season while sharing carries with talented junior running back Brady Fox.

Cleezy's take:  Colleges are starting to get the memo about Thompson and he should continue to receive even more FCS level offers.  If his team makes a deep run into the playoffs, his stock may go up even more.  It wouldn't be a surprise to see a mid-major school offer him as well.  Thompson has always had the speed.  During the offseason, he also put on some muscle and has shown an ability to run through tackles and past defenders on a weekly basis.  Thompson can be a game-changer at the next level.

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