March 2, 2011

Keystone State prospect talks SU

Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood Catholic prospect Colin Thompson is one of the top tight ends on the east coast. Syracuse took note of his skills and offered him early on in the process.

"Syracuse offered me a couple weeks ago. I thought it was great and the first thing that came to my mind about Syracuse was their communications program. They also have an up and coming team, they have also put a lot of players into the NFL. I like the coaching staff there and how they coach. Other than that I do not know much, so I just have to get up there."

Soon after the Orange offer was in Thompson had a chance to experience something that he has not seen too much of in this recruiting process.

"I got home recently and I had nine hand writtern letters from Syracuse and I have never had that many. The most I hade ever had before that was two. That was neat because it shows that they are committed to the players they offer."

Besides the letters there is one other item that sticks out about Syracuse right now.

"I think of there communications programs because that is something I am interested in. I am interested in broadcast journalism."

Thompson, 6-foot-5, 225 pounds can play on the defensive side of the ball as well as on offense. At Syracuse he would stay on the offensive side of the ball.

"They want me to play tight end. I block well at the point of attack in a pro style offense or any offense. I also can stretch the field out, I have good hands, and I can make plays when I get the ball."

An exact date to make a decision is not set, but it sounds like Thompson could make a decision sooner rather than later.

"Right now I am looking to get some offers, but I am not one of those guys who likes to collect offers and we will go from there. Right now I am thinking before the season, but if that does not work out I will wait."

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