Georgia leads for Thompson

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It's been a busy couple of months for five-star Albany (Ga.) Westover defensive tackle Trenton Thompson. The nation's No. 1 overall player has visited the likes of Clemson, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Auburn and Florida State, but said not much as changed when it comes to his favorite.

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"Georgia is still my favorite," the 6-foot-4, 293-pound Thompson said. "That's my first offer, the first school I visited and the first school that really showed me some love so they've been up there ever since."
Despite a minor shake up on the Georgia coaching staff this offseason, including defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt coming to Athens after coaching at Florida State, Thompson said he still feels a close bond with the 'Dawgs staff. Pruit was also recruiting Thompson when he was with the Seminoles and Thompson seems sold on his potential role at Georgia, regardless of the scheme.
"I think I would fit really good in a 4-3 but I think I can play in a 3-4," he said. "Coach Pruitt said they're looking for faster more athletic players on defense. He's putting his defense in and he wants his linemen to be slimmer and more athletic and I think I can be that."
When asked to name who else remains in the mix behind Georgia, Thompson rattled off a number of schools.
"Auburn is still in it, Alabama, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Michigan State and South Carolina," he said. "Alabama is starting to recruit me hard and I think I'll go back up there in the summer time for a visit."
Thompson said Alabama is just one of many schools he's hoping to visit before he can think about a decision.
"I want to see USC, Michigan State, I want to go to South Carolina and probably Penn State and Ohio State," he said.
Thompson's mother remains an integral part of his decision making process and he said she remains high on Georgia as well.
"She likes the atmosphere and the environment and everything up there," Thompson said. "They're family-based and she likes that."
When it comes to a decision, Thompson said he's still waffling about the exact date.
"It would probably be before my senior season or in November," Thompson said. "I might try to take it to Signing Day but I don't know. I'm taking my time and I'm doing my best to help my teammates get looks from bigger schools when they come by to see me."
Woody Wommack is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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