Lufkin’s Jerrin Thompson Adds Second Power 5 Offer in as Many Days
September is typically a slow period for recruiting.
With the college football season in full swing, coaches' primary focus lies on game preparation and Saturdays. But Jerrin Thompson, a 2020 defensive back from Lufkin, has seen an uptick in offers in the past two days.
Thompson tweeted an offer from Virgina Tech on Thursday evening a day after reporting an offer from Penn State.
Thompson (6-0, 170) also holds FBS offers from Arkansas, Oklahoma, SMU, South Florida, and Vanderbilt. He has 19 tackles, including one for loss, this season.
He is one of several Lufkin players with FBS offers. The others are Carl Williams, Breylon Garcia, Javasia Brunson and Ja'Lynn Polk.
Virginia Tech competes in the ACC and is 2-1. The Hokies most recently lost to Old Dominion, 49-35.
Thompson, like all juniors, is first eligible to sign with any school that offers him beginning in December 2019.
2020 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Ty'kieast Crawford, Carthage, OL, 6-5, 310 -- committed to Baylor (1)
- Kelvontay Dixon, Carthage, ATH, 5-11, 160 — offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas (6)
- Sawyer Goram-Welch, Longview, DL, 6-4, 260 -- offer from Louisiana Tech (1)
- JJ Green, Marshall, QB, 6-2, 165 -- offer from Nebraska, Ole Miss, Texas State (3)
- Tyrese Grant, Daingerfield, WR, 6-0, 160 -- offers from Appalachian State, Colorado State, Hawaii (2)
- Khalan Griffin, John Tyler, QB/ATH, 5-11, 180 — offer from Texas State (1)
- Herbert Gums, Diboll, RB/LB, 6-1, 243 -- offers from Arkansas, Houston (2)
- Garrett Hayes, Athens, OL, 6-5, 275 -- offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma, TCU, Tennessee (5))
- Allen Horace, Crockett, DE, 6-5, 218 -- offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma State (3)
- Tren Jones, Arp, DB, 6-0, 170 — offer from Baylor (1)
- Devon King, Gilmer, OL, 6-3, 320 -- offer from Texas State (1)
- Haynes King, Longview, QB, 6-2, 170 -- offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Southern Miss, Texas State (7)
- Jamal Ligon, Tyler Lee, DE, 6-2, 240 -- offer from Texas State (1)
- Ja’Lynn Polk, Lufkin, WR, 6-2, 170 — offers from Arkansas, Illinois (2)
- JJ Sparkman, Pine Tree, WR, 6-4, 185 -- offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Iowa State, Southern Miss (4)
- James Sylvester, Newton, DE, 6-4, 215 — offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, TCU, Texas A&M (10)
- Jerrin Thompson, Lufkin, S, 6-0, 170 -- offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma, Penn State, SMU, South Florida, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech (8)
- Savion Williams, Marshall, WR, 6-5, 170 -- offers from Arkansas, Bowling Green, Southern Miss, Texas State (4)