Four-Star Safety Chris Thompson Jr. Announces Commitment

first_imgan overview of auburn's jordan-hare stadiumAUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 15: A general view of Jordan-Hare Stadium during the game between the Auburn Tigers and the LSU Tigers on September 15, 2018 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Scholarship offers have been flying in for four-star safety Chris Thompson Jr. this summer. With interest from across the country, Thompson has decided to end his recruitment and make his college decision.Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Thompson announced that he would be committing to Auburn. He visited the Tigers campus back in April before taking visits to Texas, Ohio State, Notre Dame and USC this summer.If you never leave, you never learn… Be comfortable with being uncomfortable ~ Lebron #COMMITTED247Sports rates Thompson as the No. 210 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 18 safety in the nation, and the No. 33 recruit from the state of Texas.A starter at Duncanville High School in Texas, Thompson earned District Defensive Sophomore of the Year honors in 2017. If you never leave, you never learn… Be comfortable with being uncomfortable ~ Lebron #COMMITTED 🤞🏾 pic.twitter.com/ymEFnBS5u4— ChrisThompsonJr (@cdotcaash_) August 4, 2019Thompson’s addition is big for Auburn, who coming into the day had only one other defensive back in the Class of 2020. His choice also came as a surprise to 247Sports, whose Crystal Ball Predictions unanimously had him picking Texas.Recruiting analysts have called the decision a “shocking” one.BREAKING: #Rivals250 DB Chris Thompson Jr. has pulled off a shocker and commits to #Auburn #WDE over #Texas. Analyzing the ebbs and flows of Thompson’s decision and the game-changing safety that Auburn added to the back end of its defense➡️ https://t.co/8Xf35N3EI8 pic.twitter.com/UKaa4ibrQP— Sam Spiegelman (@samspiegs) August 4, 2019Auburn now has the No. 12 recruiting class in the nation for 2020, and the No. 6 class in the SEC.The Tigers are coming off their sixth straight winning season under Gus Malzahn. They went 7-5 in the regular season before torching Purdue 63-14 in the Music City Bowl.last_img read more