With an ever-growing frame and potential as a tight end, it's obvious that Prosper, Texas tight end Taylor Thompson wasn't going to stay a secret for long.
The 6-foot-6, 231-pounder plays both ways for his high school at both defensive end and tight end. Though he sees himself as a tight end on the next level, it's hard to ignore that he is physically gifted when it comes to having the frame to play Division I football. That's why several schools are showing Thompson as the spring is just around the corner.
"I was just looking at a letter from Florida as we speak," Thompson said. "I've visited Texas A&M and I've talked with coaches at Oklahoma State and Notre Dame. I don't really have a favorite. I mean I like A&M, OU, and OSU, but I don't really have a preference."
Thompson says that he caught 22 balls for 375 yards as a junior with one touchdown. Though he's unsure of his defensive stats, he earned all-district honors for his play on both sides of the ball.
Tight end, however, appears to be his strong suit.
"I'm pretty fast and quick for my size with great hands," Thompson said. "I'm explosive too. I'll block when I need to block and score touchdowns when I need to score touchdowns. This year, I'm just looking to dominate. I'm looking to hit the 500 or 600 yard receiving mark. I think I can accomplish that easily."
Thompson says he doesn't have any firm plans of any other junior days, but he thinks that over the course of the next few months, he'll make some unofficial visits.
"My dad was talking about Oklahoma wanting me to come up there, but I'm not really sure about any of those yet," he said. "We've been talking about flying to some out-of-state schools that may come up soon, but again, I'm not really sure."