Thompson Researching His Options

Thompson Researching His Options

The offers continue to pour in for Archbishop Wood High (PA) tight end Colin Thompson.

Colin Thompson's two latest offers came from the inside the Big Ten, bringing his total of offers up to 14.

Penn State and Purdue recently offered the 6-foot-5, 255-pound tight end from Warminster, Penn. As Thompson's recruitment progresses, his stock continues to rise..

In month of February alone, the junior brought in eight offers. Some of those schools include Northwestern, North Carolina, Syracuse, Michigan State, Florida, and Wisconsin.

"Well the offers are great," Thompson said. "I worked my rear end off to earn these. It feels good to be wanted."

However, Thompson does admit that the recruiting process has been a busy one.

"It's been a humbling experience; it's hectic of course, but I try to make the best of it."

Northwestern is amongst the schools to offer Thompson, and the junior says he's definitely going to give the ‘Cats some serious consideration.

"Northwestern is a great school; a football program on the rise in the Big Ten. I like what they have to offer in their Communications Department so Northwestern is definitely still in there."

Thompson specifically likes how NU head coach Pat Fitzgerald features his tight ends in more of a hybrid-type fashion. These athletes play all over the field, which Thompson says is, "unique."

At the moment, the superstar claims he has no favorites but Thompson would like to begin narrowing the list down in April. He wants to take his time with the decision-making process.

"I want to get all the research done and then make the decision. I'm no rush to finalize it right now."

With each new offer Thompson is reminded of how fortunate he is. However this is just the beginning, the path to success is a long and winding road. The tight end is ready to go to work.

"The hard the work hasn't even started yet," he said. "When you get to college it's a whole different ballgame. It's a good experience but you know when you get there, you have to work ten times harder than you do now. There's much more work to do."

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