Junior cornerback Rob Thompson of Hammonton (N.J.) St. Joseph's had a successful first season as a starter this fall, and has begun to reap the benefits of his impressive play. Thompson has already taken a couple of visits and has another one lined up for this Saturday as he begins to attract more and more interest.
"Recruiting is going well," said Thompson, who is 6-foot-0 and 170-pounds. "I have interest from Delaware, Bucknell, Rutgers and Georgia Tech. I'm actually going to a junior recruiting day at Rutgers on Saturday morning."
The visit to Rutgers will be a return one for Thompson, who has already attended two games at his state university, plus also one at Delaware.
"Those visits went very well," said Thompson. "Delaware was nice, but it didn't compare to Rutgers. The atmosphere at High Points Stadium is crazy and also their recruiting pavilion is beautiful."
With increased interest coming his way, Thompson is beginning to think about what he will be looking for in a program.
"I'm looking for a program that is more like a family, because that's how we are at St. Joe's," said Thompson. "I'm also looking for a program that connects with the players on an athletic, but also an academic level, because academics are very important to me."
During his junior season, Thompson saw time at both cornerback and wide receiver. On defense he finished with 16 tackles, two interceptions, five pass break ups, two fumble recoveries and one sack, while on offense he added five receptions for 113 yards and one touchdown.
"I believe the season went well, especially since we won states and I was a part of it," said Thompson. "Also this was my first year starting and also this was my first year ever playing corner, so I think it went very well."