The South Carolina football program hasn't historically recruited the state of Texas, but in a year…
"I really liked the coaching staff. I feel really comfortable around them. I think I fit in good with them. Coach [Warren] Belin was my recruiting coach. I really like him. He is a nice guy."
"I went up there and visited about two or three weeks before I committed. I thought it was a really nice campus. They have very good facilities. The weight room is nice as well. They are building new dorms that will be ready when I get there. They are going to be very nice."
The 6-6, 230-pound prospect was recruited to play on the defensive side of the ball. Thompson recorded a 4.75 in the 40-yard dash and a 4.33 in the short shuttle. He will bring a lot of speed and quickness to the Commodores.
"They recruited me to play defensive end. I don't mind playing defense at all. I like tight end and defensive end the same," Thompson said.
"I feel my biggest strengths as a defender are my size and speed. I am trying to gain more weight before I get to college."
Thompson is finished with his recruitment and is 100-percent committed to Vanderbilt.