Just because Texas Longhorns freshman cornerback Josh Thompson is now on campus after recruiting fellow members of the 2017 signing class doesn’t mean that he’s done as a recruiter, as he evidenced on Monday in a tweet to Houston Lamar cornerback D’shawn Jamison:
Hook'em ? https://t.co/RBUqeaz3dd— ⁵ (@D_JAMISON5) July 24, 2017
The 5’10, 174-pounder is attempting to build some suspense for what he’s tentatively planning as an August commitment date.
With the ‘Horns still in need of at least one more cornerback in the 2018 recruiting class in addition to Houston Heights star Jalen Green, Jamison is a key target as perhaps the best pound-for-pound defensive back in the state.
And did we mention that he’s also teammates with the state’s No. 1 prospect, cornerback Anthony Cook?
Having a chance with Cook could depend more on whether Texas can win this fall than whether Jamison joins teammate Al’vonte Woodard in the class, but it certainly can’t hurt to have another piece of the Houston-area recruiting puzzle fall into place.
The continued efforts by Thompson to add more pieces to the class is a positive as well — this is a guy who isn’t afraid of competition and understands that more depth makes everyone better.
As will going against receivers with the deep-threat ability of Woodard in practice.
In regards to Jamison’s recruitment, though, there’s an increasing consensus in the industry that Texas is the clear leader, as all 18 Crystal Ball predictions favor the Longhorns, including five in the last several days.
Publicly, TCU is still in the mix when the Lamar product discusses his recruitment, but it seems more and more clear by the day that the efforts of current players like Thompson and the appeal of playing with a current teammate in Woodard will be too much for him to turn down.