It has been a long time since someone from Brett Thompson's high school has played Division I football.
That has been a hurdle for the 6-foot-4, 310-pound offensive guard from Rupert (Idaho) Minco but one he's planning to overcome.
Playing high school football in Idaho does not afford someone a lot of recruiting exposure but Thompson thinks he's good enough and he's intent on landing some more scholarships.
"My school hasn't had a Division I kid in like 20 years," Thompson said. "My coach has never sent a kid D1. My area, there's not a lot of interest. I'm the first one to even be looked at in a long time."
Idaho and Idaho State have already offered Thompson, a promising sign for him since he's just about to get his senior season started.
Interest has come in from Colorado State, Utah State and Weber State and Thompson attended the BYU junior day.
This summer he was focused on getting in better shape and getting ready to impress college coaches this season.
"It's been a good summer," Thompson said. "I've been spending a lot of time with my personal trainer and it's been pretty smooth."
Thompson plans to take his time with the recruiting process to see if other colleges take notice of him this season.
He doesn't necessarily know the steps to take by sending out film and getting in contact with schools but Thompson is hopeful one local powerhouse calls.
"I want to wait and see what comes," Thompson said. "I want to wait for the best offer. I really want to try to hit up Boise State."