On Tuesday evening, the Texas Longhorns extended an offer to a 2020 prospect that has been a certified ballplayer since he arrived on the recruiting scene as a sophomore going into his junior year.
Lufkin safety Jerrin Thompson earned an opportunity to be a part of the #cloUT2020 movement when he garnered an offer from the Texas staff. He took to Twitter to announce his latest offer.
The four-star headhunter will most likely have to reevaluate his recruitment after becoming a Texas target now. Thompson has picked up 17 total offers thus far, but he recently released his top five programs in May and that list included Arkansas, LSU, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, and TCU.
With the Longhorns missing out on key safeties Lathan Ransom (Ohio State) and Bryson Washington (Oklahoma), it was only right that Tom Herman and company made an attempt to go after one of the more safer recruits at the position in the country. Haven spoken with Thompson in the past, he has expressed that there is some interest on his end when it comes to the Horns, but there wasn’t much of any communication with him and the staff during that period. That said, the Longhorns will have a good shot at convincing him to make a visit and trying to win Thompson over although they are coming into the picture late.
Outside of Thompson, the Longhorns top targets at safety are still four-star Duncanville standout Chris Thompson Jr. and four-star Pearland Shadow Creek defensive back Xavion Alford. Thompson is considered a clear Texas lean with 10 total Crystal Ball Predictions siding with the Horns, per 247Sports.com.
At 6’0.5, 183 pounds, Thompson as the nation’s No. 194 prospect, the No. 16 safety in the country, and as the No. 32 player in the state, per the 247Sports Composite rankings.