North Stafford High School (Garrisonville, VA) 6-3, 312-pound defensive tackle Cordarrow Thompson had been solidly committed to Syracuse before Paul Pasquoloni was dismissed as head coach. Does the hiring of Greg Robinson as the new Syracuse head man make Thompson solid again?
“All bets were off once Coach Pasquoloni was fired,” Thompson said. “I still have my scholarship and my spot. I’m still committed, but I have to talk to the new head coach before I decide for sure what I’m going to do. He’s going to come down this Wednesday, so I’ll talk to him then.
“What I do next depends on what happens this week when I meet with the coach.”
Other schools, including Cincinnati, Marshall, Maryland, Oklahoma and Virginia Tech have expressed interest in Thompson recently. He hasn’t received official offers from any of these schools yet, but feels he will do so very soon. So where does Virginia Tech stand with him?
“They are coming with an offer soon,” Thompson said. “They are just looking over my academics before they do anything. They are supposed to come down and meet with me next week. I might take an official visit there. It would be on the 28th if I did.”
Thompson also expects to hear from Oklahoma in the near future.
“They said they are losing a lot of d-lineman, so they need some in this year’s class,” Thompson said of the Sooners. “We sent them some film and they are going to get in touch with me pretty soon think.”
An excellent defender that combines size, strength (benches a max of 400-pounds) and quickness, Thompson earned first-team all-metro honors by the Washington Post. He was named Washington Post all-metro Defensive Player of the Year for his performance in helping North Stafford to the Virginia AAA Group 5 state championship game. He racked-up 102 tackles including 43 tackles-for-loss and nine sacks in 13 games (not including what he did in the state championship). Thompson also had two touchdowns rushing as a fullback.
Academically, Thompson says his grades are “good” and that he is “very close” to qualifying.
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