Boiling Spring High School had a remarkable season this year. It was a history making campaign for the Bulldogs as they won 10 games despite playing in one of the toughest regions in the state. The Bulldogs have had great success with their quarterbacks over the past 5 or 6 years as former Bulldog Dylan Thompson is currently at South Carolina, current prospect Tyrecous Garrett already holds some offers, and freshman Daniel Thompson is waiting in the wings. The latter is the younger brother of Dylan but he's set to make his own mark on the Bulldogs' program over the course of the next three seasons. That's why he's "UP NEXT" with SCPrepNation.com!
The 6'0 175 pound freshman has benefited from having an older brother who's already been there and done that for the Bulldogs and he's currently likely the backup for Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks now. Having his older brother to help him with nuances of the game and drills to get even better has helped Daniel told us.
"It has helped me tremendously because he gives me drills to help me become an even better player. He also lets me know what I need to work on."
With the aforementioned Garrett at the controls the 2015 prospect was relegated to the bench for the most part until an injury changed all that. It was in that game that the freshman would enjoy a remarkable introduction to the Bulldogs faithful.
"Our other quarterback went down against Dutch Fork and I came in and lead the team to our 10th win, our first 10 win season ever. I was 11-11 for 100 yards."
Thompson and his team play in what many say is the toughest region in the state and it was against one of the top teams in the state, Gaffney, that he faced his toughest opponent this year.
"Jaylen Miller from Gaffney was the toughest guy we faced because he played 100% every play. During the semifinals in the playoffs he hit me on the chin on a play."
The freshman would finish the season 33-50 for 410 yards passing with 3 touchdowns and an interception. Those numbers gave him a 66% completion percentage and a 102.92 quarterback rating.
His work has carried over the camp and combine circuit where he says he landed quarterback MVP and the Leadership Award at a NUC camp.
Right now Thompson says one of his biggest strengths is his decision making. Something that he says he's learning from his older brother. A couple of aspects he'll key on this off season are having quicker feet and his arm strength. The 2015 prospect is hungry to get better so he says he's still got a lot to learn but he'll do everything he can to maximize his potential.
So far just one school has expressed early interest with mail.
He also talked about what factors he feels will be critical for him when making his decision for college.
"Right now the relationship with the coaching staff and getting a good education are going to be the biggest factors for me."
His work in the classroom is just as impressive as his work on the field. He reports a 4.79 overall GPA and a 3.7 core GPA currently.
Asked to compare his game to someone else's out there he quickly replied, "I would have to compare my game to my brother's. We have a lot of things in common such as good footwork, good decision making skills, and good leadership qualities."
Stay tuned to SCPrepNation.com for more updates with Daniel Thompson moving forward as he'll continue to improve and hear from many more schools over the next 3 seasons. For now check out some of his weight room numbers and learn a little more about him below.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS...DANIEL THOMPSON
Bench press: 250 pounds
Squat: 320 pounds
Power clean: 250 pounds
Fastest 40: 4.75 seconds
Pro shuttle: 4.37 seconds
Broad Jump: 8'8"
UP CLOSE & PERSONAL...DANIEL THOMPSON
Favorite food: Steak and baked potato
Favorite movie: The Passion of the Christ
Favorite music artist: Hillsong United
Favorite subject in school: Social Studies
Dream school: Georgia
Dream date would be with: Carrie Underwood
Favorite football player: Andrew Luck or Peyton Manning