Trevion Thompson back on top of Clemson's wide receiver wish list

Tigers battling Ohio State, others for Durham-Hillside star

Football Recruiting - Trevion Thompson

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Football Recruiting - Trevion Thompson

With Josh Malone's commitment to Tennessee over Clemson on Wednesday, the Tiger coaching staff's focus turns to Trevion Thompson as they try to fill out their 2014 recruiting class with a fourth wide receiver.

Already committed to Clemson are projected early enrollees Demarre Kitt, Artavis Scott and Kyrin Priester, all of whom have signed financial aid agreements with the Tigers.

Clemson was the first school to offer Thompson, a former teammate of Tiger freshman safety Korrin Wiggins at Hillside High in Durham, N.C., more than two years ago.

Since then he's piled up offers from most of the nation's top programs, and like top-rated linebacker Raekwon McMillan, his decision may have come down to a Clemson vs. Ohio State duel.

Thompson has scheduled his official visit to Clemson on January 17. He visited Ohio State on Nov. 22.

He's rated as the nation's No. 2 wide receiver prospect by 247Sports and No. 4 by Scout.

Thompson will play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas this month, and in the Semper Fidelis All-America Bowl in January.

Other uncommitted wide receivers with Clemson offers include top-rated Malachi Dupree of River Ridge, La., Myles Autry of Norcross, Ga., and Moral Stephens of Perry, Fla.

Scott, from East Lake High in Tarpon Spring, Fla., is rated as the nation's No. 10 wideout by ESPN.

Kitt, from Sandy Creek High in Tyrone, Ga., is rated No. 12 nationally by ESPN and No. 8 by Rivals.

Priester, who is attending Fork Union Military this fall, was rated as the No. 20 wideout in the 2013 recruiting class by ESPN. During his junior and senior years in high school he caught 87 passes for more than 1,600 yards.

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Comments » 5

TigerFan95 writes:

Oh boy, here we go again. Dabo’s recruiting every WR in the country while ignoring our needs at O-line. When does this story ever change?

clemvol writes:

We know by know that the "flash and dash" offense doesn't work when you need it to. How about some "pound and ground" to go along with this. I believe you can have your cake and eat it to but you gotta have the big nasties.

33dtb writes:

in response to clemvol:

We know by know that the "flash and dash" offense doesn't work when you need it to. How about some "pound and ground" to go along with this. I believe you can have your cake and eat it to but you gotta have the big nasties.

Amen

33dtb writes:

in response to TigerFan95:

Oh boy, here we go again. Dabo’s recruiting every WR in the country while ignoring our needs at O-line. When does this story ever change?

I take it that you don't think the 2 O-Linemen per year math doesn't add up either.

BigBud52 writes:

O-line,O-line,O-line. Last time I checked this team lost 2 games this season. In the two losses we gave up at total of 83 points. Now, how many of these O-linemen are going to play defense? Maybe with a better O-line we will score 60 a game an won't need a defense. Is that the thinking?

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