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3-star TCU CB commit Josh Thompson earns Texas offer after UTL

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The ‘Horns appear to be in strong position to flip the Horned Frogs pledge.

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Nacogdoches cornerback Josh Thompson, who is committed to the TCU Horned Frogs, picked up an offer from the Texas Longhorns on Sunday after attending the Longhorns’ Under the Lights camp the day before, according to an announcement made on his Twitter account.

The rising 6’0, 182-pound talent chose TCU on June 12th, and is listed as a “hard commit” by 247 Sports. However, he has visited Texas twice, and appears to have serious interest in playing on the Forty Acres. Tight ends coach and area recruiter Jeff Traylor reportedly made contact with Thompson back in late January while recruiting his teammate, safety Brandon Jones, who eventually picked the Longhorns.

There are currently two flip predictions for Thompson to Texas in his 247Sports Crystal Ball.

Thompson performed well at The Opening Finals, earning a spot at the prestigious camp after Longhorn commit Kobe Boyce couldn’t participate due to a broken finger. While in Oregon, he posted a solid 4.57 40-yard dash, 4.27 shuttle, and 40.4-inch vertical leap.

The Longhorns certainly have room for a corner in the 2017 class — though Texas is only losing Sheroid Evans to graduation next year, three-star Kobe Boyce is Texas’ only 2017 corner commit. The ‘Horns recently missed out on three-star Baylor defectee Parrish Cobb, and don’t appear to be the favorite for four-star Kary Vincent, Jr., who is announcing his college decision tonight at 7 p.m. CT.

Thompson is currently rated as the 67th-best cornerback in the class of 2017, and the 622th overall player. Though Thompson is not a five-star recruit, TCU is excellent at evaluating defensive back talent, as Burnt Orange Nation’s Wescott Eberts mentioned. The athletic, ball-hawking back from East Texas would be a nice add to an already solid 2017 class.