The Texas Longhorns coaching staff is still busy on Monday, even after a big recruiting weekend, as Lufkin safety Jerrin Thompson is on the Forty Acres, according to multiple reports.
It’s an important visit for both Thompson and the Longhorns, as the Texas staff waited until quite late in the process to enter the 6’0.5, 183-pounder’s recruitment. For some prospects, that can create some hard feelings, but safeties coach Craig Naivar clearly read Thompson correctly, so he’s on campus less than a week after receiving his offer.
He’s also a recruit who seems likely to end up in the Texas recruiting class, perhaps in the near future — his offer from the Horns immediately produced a 247Sports Crystal Ball pick in favor of the Longhorns less than a half hour after Thompson announced the offer on Twitter. Six days later, there are three more picks for Thompson to land at Texas.
Between early April and the middle of June, Thompson took official visits to Arkansas, Oklahoma State, and TCU, so those schools seem like the primary competition for Texas.
Ranked as a consensus four-star prospect, Thompson is the No. 194 player nationally, the No. 16 safety, and the No. 32 prospect in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
The Longhorns haven’t landed a safety yet in the 2020 recruiting class, but Duncanville’s Chris Thompson Jr. is set to decide this week and Texas is still in the mix with Pearland Shadow Creek’s Xavion Alford. Naivar missed on C.E. King’s Bryson Washington recently — Washington pledged to Oklahoma — but has a chance to finish with a strong group of prospects at the position.