Trenton Thompson is getting better.
Those were the words of head coach Kirby Smart during a radio interview on 680 The Fan.
“Trenton’s doing really well. He’s working with the team and doing as much of the mental stuff as he can,” Smart said. “He’s not in pads, obviously, but he’s out there getting all the conditioning work he can and he’s come a long way.”
Thompson is not currently enrolled in classes this semester due to healthy concerns after offseason shoulder surgery along with an adverse reaction to some medication earlier this year.
It’s expected that Thompson will re-enroll in classes come summer and be ready for the start of the 2017 campaign.
“The expectation for Trenton is to be better than he was last year, to show improvement. That’s his goal, to get a step better, to get more physical,” Smart added. “He’s continued to rehab the shoulder so he can be healthy this fall and give us some speed and quickness on the defensive front that we’ve been lacking sometimes.”
Thompson is coming off a season that saw him make 56 tackles and earn MVP honors for his three-sack performance over TCU in the Liberty Bowl.