ESPN updated its top 300 2015 football recruits today, and Florida State target Trent Thompson has claimed the top spot. Thompson (also ranked #1 by 247Sports) is a 6′ 4″ 292-pound defensive tackle from Westover High School in Albany, Georgia.
The ‘Noles offered Thompson on May 14, 2013, and since then the 5-star prospect has visited FSU three times, including during last season for the Maryland and Miami games. Thompson has called Georgia his No. 1 choice from the beginning, as the Bulldogs were the first school to offer him. But he didn’t pull the trigger on committing because, per Thompson, in an interview with 247Sports, this is “mom’s decision. She didn’t want me to commit yet. She wants me to weigh out all my options.” When asked who mom likes, Thompson’s list was brief: “Georgia, Florida State…those are really her two right now.”
Seminoles’ DTs coach Odell Haggins has visited Thompson twice, about which the latter elaborated: “Coach Haggins is a great coach, been 20 years in the game, and I like him a lot. He’s trying to get me bad, so I’m gonna give them a chance. I like coach Fisher. I mean, they won the national championship.”
Florida State already has an Albany product on its roster in star receiver Rashad Greene, a St. Thomas Aquinas graduate. Thompson plugs Greene as well, stating that “Rashad Greene, [unintelligible], he’s a good player. I like him a lot.” Distance could also favor the ‘Noles, especially if Thompson’s mother is going to be an integral part of his decision; Tallahassee is roughly twice as close to Albany as Athens.
Thompson cracks a noticeable smile when asked about the possibility of heading south to attend FSU, and Seminoles fans may not have to wait too terribly long to hear his decision, as he plans to commit this summer.