January 24, 2011
Corey Thompson gets an A&M offer
As Texas A&M became the dominant power in the Southwest Conference in the mid-1980s, Tony Thompson was one of the Aggies' top receiving threats. It's possible that another Thompson may end up taking part in another Aggie resurgence.
Fort Bend Elkins WR/DB Corey Thompson was one of the marquee names to visit College Station for Junior Day on Jan. 22. Thompson, who already has the interest from schools from across the country, picked up an Aggie offer before he left town.
"I was offered by coach Sherman in his office," he said. "You know, it's my first scholarship offer. It's a great feeling after so much exposure in football events and doing so much training. It's finally paid off."
Thompson, considered one of the elite athletes in the Houston area among the class of 2012, had an impressive showing at the U.S. Army Combine in San Antonio two weeks ago. He's been invited to many junior days, but A&M's was the first he's attended.
Thompson said that the entire junior day event, and not just receiving the offer, was a positive one.
"It all went very well and was very influencing," he said. "I enjoyed myself today."
Thompson, who has been to College Station more than once before, said he appreciated the chance to get a bit of a look behind the scenes.
"I already know how good the gameday atmosphere is," he said. "A&M's got a nice facility and the coaches are great. And not to mention, they fed us well too. That's always a plus."
Thompson said the Aggie offer was a tempting one, but he isn't quite ready to end the recruiting process before it really gets started.
"I thought about taking it, but no commitments right now," he said. "I'm keeping my options open."
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