Thompson Seeks Certainty
Martez Thompson
Scout.com Intern
Posted Jan 23, 2009


Martez Thompson is still committed to the Golden Eagles of Southern Miss. Thompson says that he would still like to take his visits, “just to make sure.” He is currently scheduled to visit South Florida and is working on Oklahoma. USM has been Thompson’s only visit to date.

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The 6’0”, 188 pound senior from Pascagoula explained that although he wants to take all his visits, he does not see himself wavering on the university that is closest to his family.

“I chose Southern Miss because it was close to all of my family,” stated Thompson. “I liked that my family would be close enough to come see me play, and I really like the coaching staff at USM.”

The coaching staff at Southern Miss has had several changes over the past couple of weeks.

“Coach (Frank) Wilson was the one I had most of my dealings with and I hate that he left Southern but I understand,” explained Thompson. “Coach Bradford just came to see me and I like the atmosphere that is at Southern.”

Martez finished the season at Pascagoula High School with one interception, approximately 50 tackles, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery from the cornerback position.

“Teams tended to throw away from me,” Thompson quipped.

Thompson also caught five touchdown passes as a receiver, and returned kicks and punts. He had a kick return for a score to go along with the five receiving touchdowns.

“I just tried to contribute to my team any way I could,” the talented defender said. “If the other teams were throwing away from me, I just tried to fly to the ball and make plays."

Martez has the chance to represent his home state in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game. At this late stage it appears the talented defensive back will continue to represent the Magnolia State.

“I just want to make sure that Southern Miss is the right place for me,” Thompson reiterated. “I feel deep down in my heart that it is the place I am supposed to be, but I want to take all of my visits, just to make sure so there will not be any what-ifs.”

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