Will Muschamp has already gotten off to a very good start this year on the recruiting trail, and he could continue that Thursday, when TE Colin Thompson makes his decision on where he will be playing football in college.
Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood four-star tight end Colin Thompson confirmed that he will announce his college decision on Thursday, May 5, during a 1:30 (EST) press conference at his school.
At this point, things look very good for Florida with Thompson, who currently claims over 20 offers from heavyweights like Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. This battle looks like it will come down to Florida, and Wisconsin.
When asked about his finalists though, Thompson is hesitant to name any leaders.
"When I commit, it will be all about the one team I commit to and not the teams I didn’t pick," Thompson said. "I have a lot of great offers and built a lot of great relationships with coaches that recruited me, but I think I found the right place for me and I’m comfortable with my decision."
Thompson who stands at 6-foot-4, 255-pounds, looks like the perfect TE for Charlie Weis. He prides himself on his ability to block, but is also very good in the passing game. Thompson is currently listed as the 3rd best TE in the nation on Scout.com, and 4th best on 24/7 sports. A TE like Thompson, would be a departure from the Aaron Hernandez type TEs, that we've seen Florida go after recently. Thompson is not a WR, who can block a little, he's a big bodied guy, who would certainly help in the running game.
I feel good about this one, but we'll know for sure on Thursday. Let's hope that Colin Thompson makes commitment number 10 for Coach Muschamp.
Colin Thompson (Football Recruiting) (via 1adiorio)