Today, Detroit King's 6'1, 210-pound Tyriq Thompson is camping at Michigan State, and has had a chance to get in front of the Spartan coaches at their recent 7 on 7 tournament as well as the Sound Mind, Sound Body camp.
"Basically I talked to Coach Tressel and he was saying what a good job I was doing and at the 7 on 7 the other day at State, how they were close to offering me and how they wanted me to keep getting better relationship with them, keep getting closer."
Currently with an offer from Illinois, Thompson is a Michigan legacy and is hearing good things from the Wolverines as well.
"They want me to keep coming down on campus and Coach Smith really likes me at the linebacker position and Coach Mattison, since he coached my dad, me and him are close and I'm just trying to get a better relationship with Coach Jackson because he's our recruiting coordinator down at King."
A safety last year at Lee's Summit High in Missouri, Thompson transferred to King this Winter and with his growth potential, is looking at a move to linebacker as well.
At this point, he says the position does not matter as long as contact is involved.
"Schools are basically telling me they want me at WILL linebacker, and I really don't have a problem with it because all I really want to do is hit."