Auburn’s campus ‘feels like home’ to 5-star WR Perry Thompson

Five-star wide receiver Perry Thompson may be committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide but the Tigers have not stopped recruiting him.

In a recent interview with Christian Clemente of Auburn Undercover, he spoke about Auburn’s continued efforts to recruit him.

“Really the coaches building a bond with me and making me feel like family,” Thompson said about Auburn. “Everything on campus just feels like home, it feels good. Oh yeah, we built a strong bond. Every day I come up to campus we can just connect and there’s a strong relationship there.”

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When Thompson committed to the Crimson Tide back in June the old staff has not extended him an offer. Hugh Freeze and Co. quickly changed that, extending him an offer in January and making him a priority target.

Since then he has visited four times and is set to return to the Plains on June 16 for an official visit. He’s hoping it will give him a chance to see Auburn on a “day-to-day basis” and the coaches “outside of football.”

While Auburn is making a push, Alabama will not let him go easily, he has been to Tuscaloosa numerous times since committing and has an official visit with them set up for June 2.

It’s easy to see why both programs are prioritizing the 6-foot-3, 202-pounder out of Foley, Alabama. He caught 87 passes for 1,059 yards and nine touchdowns last season.


Thompson is the No. 28 overall player and No. 6 wide receiver in the 247Sports Composite ranking. He is also the No. 3 player from Alabama.

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