East Detroit (Mich.) tight end Ron Thompson was arguably the top pass catcher at the "Best of the…
Thompson Offered by Favorite School
East Detroit's Ron Thompson is about to pick up more offers. The first for the 6-4, 225-lb tight end came when Toledo offered a few weeks back. That started what should be a rush of offers. Yesterday, the University of Michigan became number two. "They did it by phone," Shamrocks assistant coach Avante Mitchell said. "They called the head coach (Paul Windham) initially. They said they wanted him and needed to talk to him ASAP, so coach called me and Ron was in my office. Coach Fred Jackson, the running backs coach said he wanted him to be part of next year's recruiting class." Then Jackson had a simple question for Thompson. "He asked him 'do you want to be a Michigan man,' and Ron said yes. Coach Jackson said there will be a scholarship waiting for you next year. He was really excited to be talking to Ron and that Ron was interested in Michigan. They want to get him up for the next junior day." Mitchell said his star athlete was "extremely excited." Windham also spoke to Thompson afterwards and what did he tell his head coach? "Best day of his life. He grew up a Michigan fan, always been a Michigan fan." Both Mitchell and Thompson have connections to Michigan. They most recently coached at U of D Jesuit, where for two years, they had a young phenom at quarterback named Devin Gardner. "He's always been a fan and then he also has a friend, Devin Gardner that goes to Michigan. He met him a few times. He's one of our former ball players, so he's excited that he'd have the opportunity to play with Devin, especially now that they want him on the offensive side of the ball." It seems like much is going the Wolverines' way in this recruitment, but does that mean it is a done deal? "Right now, he's still early in the recruiting process," Mitchell explained. "He'll probably still keep his options open for the time being, since schools are just starting to know about him. I'm quite sure he's pretty heavy about Michigan though. He'll go camping this spring, do things like that and receive information. Coach Windham, myself and his family will help him make a decision." Mitchell says it has been a busy time recently. "It was amazing yesterday. We were on the phone with Toledo, they've offered and are heavy on him and during that, Oregon called. They finally got the film and love him. Their question is, would he be willing to go that far. They like him as a defensive end. Oregon and Cincinnati are two that are really interested." They also believe more offers are on their way. "Michigan State, Illinois and Syracuse. They're definitely very very interested. Now that they know Michigan offered, they're going to offer him." var VideoMediaID = "882095" var Volume= "0" var MediaDir = "http://video.scout.com/media/"; var VideoURL = MediaDir + "video/flv/" + parseInt( VideoMediaID / 10000 ) + "/" + VideoMediaID + ".flv"; var ImageURL = MediaDir + "video/flv/" + parseInt( VideoMediaID / 10000 ) + "/" + VideoMediaID + "t.jpg"; var so = new SWFObject ('http://cdn-cms.scout.com/swf/flvplayer.swf','mpl','100%','300','2'); so.addParam ('allowscriptaccess','always'); so.addParam ('allowfullscreen','true'); so.addVariable ('height','300'); so.addVariable ('file',VideoURL); so.addVariable ('image',ImageURL); so.addVariable('volume', Volume); so.addVariable('mute', 'false'); so.addVariable ('backcolor','0x000000'); so.addVariable ('frontcolor','0xFFFFFF'); so.addVariable ('lightcolor','0x00FF00'); so.addVariable ('screencolor','0x000000'); so.addVariable('stretching','stretchfit'); so.addVariable('overstretch', 'true'); so.addVariable ('logo','http://media.scout.com/media/a/_network/mediaplayer/scoutTVlogo.png'); so.addVariable ('showstop','true'); so.write ('player'); #17 RONALD THOMPSON | TE-DE | East Detroit (Mich.) H.S.
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