"I had not heard anything from Virginia
. I had not gotten a letter from them, I had not talked to them on the phone, and I was not expecting them to offer, but they did on Monday," Nick Tompkins
told Scout. "I was very surprised. My coach told me to call them, so I did, and that is when they offered me. They told me they wanted to offer me a scholarship and that they wanted me to come up for a visit, tour the facilities, and watch a spring practice. It was pretty exciting."
Tompkins does not know much about the Cavaliers yet, but he going to research the University of Virginia on the internet now that he has an offer from them.
Getting that first offer now relaxes the running back out of Snellville (GA) Brookwood a bit.
"All you need is one offer because you can only go to one school, so it feels good to have an offer now. It takes some stress off of my shoulders and I feel like more schools will offer now. Having this first one makes me feel a lot better."
Arkansas and Clemson are two schools showing a lot of interest in Tompkins right now and both are working on getting him on their campus. He feels both could offer when he visits.
"Arkansas told me that they want to offer, but that they want to get me on their campus first," said the 5-foot-9, 168 pound back with 4.44 speed in the 40 yard dash. "Clemson has told me the same thing. I think I am close to picking up a few more offers, so maybe getting this first one will help that."
Virginia being first to offer has them high on Tompkins' list at this time, but he is still open to everyone.
Tompkins ran for 1,890 yards and 22 touchdowns while helping Brookwood win the 2010 5A State Championship.
Nick Tompkins has picked up that first offer all prospects wait for, but it came from a school he had never heard from. Virginia saw Tompkins' film and decided to make him a target for 2012.
Cavaliers shock Tompkins
More offers could be coming soon…
South Recruiting Manager
Mar 2, 2011