Lufkin’s Jerrin Thompson Offered By Oklahoma
The fifth Division I FBS scholarship offer arrived Sunday for Lufkin 2020 defensive back Jerrin Thompson.
The Panthers' defender reported via Twitter that Oklahoma has offered.
Thompson (6-0, 170) also holds FBS offers from Arkansas, SMU, South Florida, and Vanderbilt.
He is tied with Longview QB Haynes King for third-most FBS offers among East Texas recruits in the 2020 class, trailing only Newton DE James Sylvester and Carthage ATH Kelvontay Dixon.
Last season, Thompson starred in the secondary for a Lufkin team that finished 11-3 and reached the Class 6A Division II state quarterfinals.
Thompson had 95 tackles (five for loss), four interceptions, seven pass break-ups, four forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries as a sophomore.
He is one of six current Lufkin players with Division I offers, along with DT Carl Williams (Arkansas commit), DE Breylon Garcia (Nevada), DE Javasia Brunson, WR Ja'Lynn Polk, and DB Damond McKelvey.
Oklahoma was a national semifinalist in 2017 under first-year head coach Lincoln Riley. The Sooners were Big 12 champions, and finished 12-2 with a loss to Georgia in the Rose Bowl.
Thompson, like all incoming juniors, is first eligible to sign with any program that offers him in December of 2019.
2020 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- 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)
- Khalan Griffin, John Tyler, QB/ATH, 5-11, 180 — offer from Texas State (1)
- Herbert Gums, Diboll, LB, 6-1, 228 -- offer from Houston (1)
- 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 Houston, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Southern Miss, Texas State (5)
- Jamal Ligon, Tyler Lee, DE, 6-2, 240 -- offer from Texas State (1)
- Ja’Lynn Polk, Lufkin, WR, 6-2, 170 — offer from Illinois (1)
- 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, Texas A&M (9)
- Jerrin Thompson, Lufkin, S, 6-0, 170 -- offers from Arkansas, Oklahoma, SMU, South Florida, Vanderbilt (5)
- Savion Williams, Marshall, WR, 6-3, 165 -- offer from Bowling Green, Southern Miss (2)