Consensus 5-star defensive tackle
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from Albany, GA has Clemson in his top four schools according to multiple reports. His top schools in order are currently Georgia, Auburn, Clemson and Florida State. Georgia was his first offer.
Several recruiting services have Thompson as the nation's #1 overall player for 2015.
He has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State, Penn State, South Carolina, South Florida, Tennessee, and others.
In 2013, he had 83 tackles and 12 sacks. In 2012, he had 65 tackles and 12 tackles for loss and 5 sacks.