2014 WR Already at Eight

Trevion Thompson

Durham (NC) Hillside High has a trio of 2013 prospects with multiple BCS offers, but a 2014 wide receiver is quickly snagging offers from some of the top schools in America. Still, Trevion Thompson is somewhat under the radar despite holding eight offers with some impressive film.

"I got Minnesota today, that's eight (offers)," said 2014 prospect Trevion Thompson on Thursday. "My past season and my highlights are really paying off. "

One look at the 2014 Durham (NC) Hillside wide receiver on film, and it's no surprise that his play-making and impressive size has led to the hot streak.

But one offer – from Florida – caught the 6-foot-3, 175-pounder by surprise even though he also holds verbal extensions from the likes of Ohio State, South Carolina, Clemson and several other BCS programs.

"I couldn't believe it because it was a dream come true," admitted Thompson. "I wouldn't say that they're ahead of anybody because I haven't visited, but I will say that they do have the upside with me only because I've always wanted to go to Florida.

"It feels great knowing my hard work paid off and I was able to perform."

But with two years left as a high school athlete and a decision to be made that could involve several dozen schools by the time he's a senior, Thompson is in no rush to move forward in the recruiting process. He plans on waiting until after the school year ends to think about visiting schools – though he is familiar with local programs.

"The school I would say I know the most about is N.C. State because it's close to home," he said. "I know that they had a couple of NFL draft picks this year, they got a running back from Southern Durham (Tony Creecy) and they're one of the top teams in the ACC."

Another local program has influenced his teammates, as both 2013 prospects Khris Francis and Korrin Wiggins are committed to North Carolina.

Has duo pressure Thompson into pledging to UNC when the time comes?

"No," he said with a laugh. "They get offers just like me, so they're thinking of me and I'm seeing what they can get in addition to Carolina. Playing the game, I guess."

College coaches are playing the recruiting game with Thompson's mother and the Hillside coaches, and the feedback lies somewhere between being in awe of a lanky wideout with a high ceiling and realizing that he is a sophomore.

"Coaches say I'm a great kid and I know for a fact that the school (Hillside) is big and I have great height for a receiver at 6-foot-3," said Thompson, whose idol is Calvin Johnson. "I can play the ball, I'm not done growing, so I say I'll be around 6-foot-5, 6-foot-6 by my senior – about 205-215 (pounds).

With his recruitment so young, yet steady, stay on FOX Sports Next and Scout.com for the latest on Thompson and the rest of the Class of 2014. Waiting out the spring before making visit plans.

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