A top in-state recruit on Virginia Tech’s campus this weekend was Washington Post defensive player of the year Cordarrow Thompson. Thompson, a previous Syracuse commitment who recently opened up his recruitment after the Syracuse coaching change, discussed his trip to Blacksburg this weekend.
“It was wonderful,” the 6-3, 312-pound defensive tackle recruit said. “I had fun there. I was hosted by CP (Carlton Powell). I got along with him real well. He showed me around the campus and introduced me to the players.”
Thompson also spoke at length with head coach Frank Beamer.
“He was telling me that they really wanted me,” Thompson said. “He said I’m a good player that can help them. We also talked about academics. The main reason for the visit was academics and I found out that they are good.”
Thompson will now make a decision among his three finalists – Marshall, Syracuse and Virginia Tech. Syracuse recently headed down to North Stafford to meet with the former Orange commit.
“Yes,” Thompson replied when asked if Syracuse head coach Greg Robinson spoke with him in person. “He was mainly talking about himself and he told me that they still want me.”
Thompson expects to announce his final decision on signing day. He did not name a leader among his final three, but he certainly seemed to enjoy his official visit this weekend.
Academically, Thompson stated that he “will qualify. I told [Virginia Tech] that there is no doubt about it.”
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