Thompkins bides his time

One of the top JUCO prospects in the country this past year was El Camino WR Kenbrell Thompkins (6-2.5, 180) and back in December he signed with Tennessee. However, shortly thereafter things fell apart when head coach Lane Kiffin decided to take the same position at USC and now the talented wideout is waiting to get his release in order to check out some different schools...

"I'm still just waiting to hear from Tennessee," Thompkins told Thursday night. "I mean, they told me they wanted to get this done this week, but since tomorrow is Friday, I might not know what is going on until early next week."

As a freshman in 2008, Thompkins, whose brother Kendal plays for Miami, posted 57 catches for 1,032 yards and six touchdowns for the Warriors and was named a Preseason First Team All-American for his efforts and he did nothing to dispel that notion this year when he hauled in 69 receptions for 1,020 yards and nine touchdowns.

He had offers from schools across the country and visited Alabama along with Tennessee before he made his decision. Once he gets his release from the Volunteers, he hopes to visit two or three of the other schools that have extended offers.

"The three schools I'm really going to look at are Oklahoma, Oregon and probably Cal," Thompkins said. "I have sorta held off in talking to them right now while I'm waiting on things, but once I get my release I'm going to visit at least Oregon and Oklahoma and then probably Cal too.

"Oregon has a great offense and Oklahoma has a great program. Cal always has an explosive offense so I think all of them are places I could be successful.

"I really think I could fit in well at any school, so a lot will have to do with how I get fit in with the players and the coaches."

We'll have more on Thompkins in the near future as his situation gets resolved. Wherever he ends up he'll have three years to play two once he steps on campus.

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