Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Tyrus Thompson

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
OklahomaCOMMITTED (02/22/2009)Offered10/09/2009Bobby Jack Wright, James Patton
Oklahoma St.NoneNoneDoug Meacham
Texas A&MNoneNoneTom Rossley
Texas TechNoneOfferedNone

Scouting Report on Tyrus Thompson

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barry Every - 09/21/2009
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthDivision I Player
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • Foot QuicknessBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Tall, lanky upper body with some of the longest arms ever seen and a lean, muscular lower body. Thompson has a build similar to North Carolina freshman Brennan Williams.
Needs Improvement: He must hit the weights and add upper body strength. Thompson also needs to get full-time reps as an offensive lineman since he is still making the switch from defensive line.
Most Impressive: Very gifted athletically with superior agility and foot quickness. He is a natural hip and knee bender and looks like a basketball player when in his stance. Thompson also has the long arms that will become lethal weapons when fully developed.
Conclusion: Thompson is very raw and it may take him a couple years to develop into the superior offensive lineman that we think he will become. He has a great frame and could easily hold another 40 pounds of muscle mass. He should become a major player at the next level before his career is over if he wants to be.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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