Offers have begun to roll in for Edinboro (Pa.) General McLane tight end Quinn Thompson. In fact, the 6-foot-5, 225-pounder received his first pair of scholarships in the last two weeks.
"Two weeks ago on Friday I got my first offer from Ohio," he said. "Then, on Monday last week Boston College offered.
"I definitely was really excited about my first offer being a Division I college. It's definitely a big accomplishment and I look forward to getting more. Both of those are good schools and I'm excited for sure."
What does Thompson think of Ohio and Boston College specifically?
"I don't know much about their football programs," he said. "I think Ohio was one of the best teams in the MAC last year. Most people I've talked to about Ohio say it's one of the best campuses they've seen in a college. It's not the size of West Virginia or Penn State, but it's a nice school. As for Boston College, I really don't know anything about them except they are in a great conference."
In terms of other interest, Thompson is starting to get more.
"A bunch of colleges are looking," he said. "Pittsburgh, Kent State and then my coach thinks I may get an offer from Toledo soon. I was talking with Penn State a lot, but after everything that happened, they have only recently started coming back in."
To date, Thompson has taken just two visits to Pittsburgh and West Virginia. He plans to head to many more schools this summer.
"Pretty much many of the other coaches coming to the school are asking me to come to camps," he said. "If I go and I'm not positive if I am going to, it'll probably be Pittsburgh since 75 or 80 coaches will be there and I can get a lot of looks."
No matter what, Thompson plans to take a number of visits and he's looking for a few things on these trips.
"I'm definitely going to be visiting schools I've got offers from this summer," he said. "I'm looking for a nice campus, a good school and a good place to be around. I'm looking at what they have to offer as far as academic programs and how the football team is doing. I haven't looked a lot into what I want to study, but in my mind I'm thinking business. Location does matter though, I want my parents to come to games and see me play. I think Boston College would probably be about the farthest I want to go since it's about an eight and a half hour drive."
The Keystone State prospect is predominately getting looks for tight end, though some schools are considering him as a defensive end too.
Regarding his play, he posted two interceptions for touchdowns on defense as a junior, while he only got three passes on the year, but took two for touchdowns.
"My team doesn't use the tight end in the offense a lot, so I was only passed two three times," he said. "I think a lot of schools like my blocking aspect. Definitely my blocking sticks out about my ability. I can be used as an all-around athlete with my speed and ability to jump really high too.
"I did pretty well at defensive end though. I made a bunch of tackles and pass breakups."