February 9, 2011

Thompson interested the Trojans

Missouri City (Texas) athlete Corey Thompson has already seen his recruitment take shape with one offer.

But he's still hoping for more.

Thompson was offered by Texas A&M at the school's junior day. His father attended the event with him.

"We both went to Mike Sherman's office together," Thompson said. "We had a talk about my future at A&M, and it looks pretty good."

Though signing day is almost a full year away for him, Thompson is already starting to feel the heat. Oklahoma, Arkansas, Stanford and USC are also showing interest in Thompson. But he may be looking at a shortened timeline for a decision.

"I was hoping for some more schools to come in," Thompson said. "As of right now, I'm starting to lean toward A&M. But I'm still hoping for some more opportunities. I'm still very interested in the other schools, especially USC.

"I really wanted to wait until my senior year after the football season, but I don't think that's going to happen."

Thompson remains flexible about his future school, though he hopes to attain an engineering degree.

"It depends on my situation and what's best for me," Thompson said. "Whatever college gives me the best scenario for competing and playing a good role, I'll start thinking about that college more."

Staying close to home is not a priority for Thompson.

"I really don't care where I go," Thompson said. "If I do leave, I prefer to go out to the West Coast. But I'm also looking at the Big 12 and the SEC."

Though Thompson is still learning about USC, he said the program interested him a great deal.

"It's the lifestyle out there in the West Coast," Thompson said. "I'd really like to visit Los Angeles. The football program has a good history and has put a lot of guys in the NFL. Hopefully, I can have a chance to visit and see what it's about."

Thompson is also figuring out his position of the future. He starred at defensive back during the U.S. Army National Combine.

"I enjoy receiver more, but I feel more comfortable as a safety," Thompson said. "I'm going to play both sides this fall and see how it goes."

USCfootball.com will keep you updated on Thompson throughout his senior season.

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