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2020 4 * DB Chris Thompson JR

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Nathan King • AuburnSports

Auburn has been on 4-star safety Chris Thompson Jr.’s mind since Gus Malzahn and company offered in March. That interest continued to swell when he was on campus for this year’s A-Day spring game, and after his official visit, the Tigers are still among the top programs he’s considering.

"(Auburn) has been in my top schools since they offered me, " Thompson said. "I enjoyed the coaching staff. I was surprised. I had a great time. Just talking to the coaching staff and engaging with the players more was the best part about it.”

A 6-foot-2 defensive back from Duncanville, Texas, Thompson is rated as the No. 13 safety in the nation. He named Auburn, Texas, Ohio State and Georgia as his leaders Sunday.

The Tigers are his second official visit after he went to Texas last month. Thompson said his next official is set for next weekend with the Buckeyes, and that Southern California could work its way into the picture, as well.

“I just want to be around a coaching staff that keeps it real with me — genuine,” Thompson said. “A defensive system that fits me. And I want to be developed.”

If Thompson were to commit to Kevin Steele’s defensive system, he and the staff already have an idea of the type of player the Rivals250 prospect could be.

“Like a free safety. Kind of filling in the spot of Daniel Thomas,” Thompson said.

Thompson said that while he won’t settle on a defensive scheme that doesn’t feel right, he believes his talent level can translate to success at any program in the country.

“I’m going to work hard,” Thompson said. “I have a skillset that will fit anywhere. I make myself where I need to be.”

 
 
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Duncanville - high level, elite HS program.   

Would love to have this cat commit to Auburn.  With his length, he could be an elite college talent.   Need to keep recruiting TX.

 

Is it me or am I just not seeing us recruit LA much anymore?

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14 minutes ago, Beaker said:

Is it me or am I just not seeing us recruit LA much anymore?

We have 2 coaches that recruit there. Unless your name is Saban it's hard to pull talent out of that state that LSU wants.

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16 minutes ago, ellitor said:

We have 2 coaches that recruit there. Unless your name is Saban it's hard to pull talent out of that state that LSU wants.

I know what you mean, just seems to me we don't have players listing us like we used to.   And I know we have burned with early commits from LA.   Maybe it is my bad memory, but we used to get more "maybes" than we are now.

But on the upside, seems like we are doing better in the SC, NC region, maybe Georgia.  GA is hard to tell b/c we always do well with GA.   

You know our baseball team has a Canadian who is a stud....Nah, we probably shouldn't go to Canada for talent unless we get a hockey program going.   Haha

 

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1 hour ago, Beaker said:

Duncanville - high level, elite HS program.   

Would love to have this cat commit to Auburn.  With his length, he could be an elite college talent.   Need to keep recruiting TX.

 

Is it me or am I just not seeing us recruit LA much anymore?

I thought you were talking about LA, lower Alabama! 😝 

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1 hour ago, Beaker said:

Duncanville - high level, elite HS program.   

Would love to have this cat commit to Auburn.  With his length, he could be an elite college talent.   Need to keep recruiting TX.

Is it me or am I just not seeing us recruit LA much anymore?

Joel Williams is another DB from LA that recently visited and who just decommitted from UF. So that's 2...

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5 hours ago, toddc said:

I thought you were talking about LA, lower Alabama! 😝 

I read that as same thing when I first read it. Haha

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