Class of 2015 Albany (Ga.) Westover five-star defensive tackle Trenton Thompson makes no bones about it when it comes to Georgia being the school at the top of his list. But after watching the 'Dawgs lose to Auburn on Saturday on the Plains, one school has emerged as a clear threat to the in-state favorite.
"Auburn has a good fan base, it's a good team and they're on the rise," Thompson said. "They're 10-1, still in the race for the national title and I know if I went there I'd get early playing time like the freshman they have playing now. I think I'd be a good fit, too."
Thompson has said that his mother will be heavily involved in the process and as usual she escorted him on the visit.
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"She said they're up there," Thompson said of his mother's opinion on Auburn. "It's really up to me and my mom because she's a big part and I trust her instinct. Right now they're No. 2 behind Georgia."
Thompson has been busy on the visit circuit this fall but said no stadium has been crazy than Jordan-Hare after the Tigers scored the go-ahead touchdown on Saturday.
"Now that was crazy," Thompson said. "I went to the Miami/FSU game but it wasn't close to like it was after that play. All the people were screaming."
While he said he was rooting for, "both teams" Thompson only talked to Auburn players and coaches on the trip.
"I got to talk to Montravius Adams, Carl Lawson and we had a good talk," Thompson said. "Those guys were getting a lot of penetration and they made some big plays. It was a good game all around."
Next up on the agenda is a trip to Gainesville for Florida's game against Florida State. He said even though the Gators are struggling he's looking forward to getting a better look at the program.
"They've been struggling but they need somebody like me to go ahead and clog up the holes," he said.