Colleges have mined the talent pool at Orange (Texas) West Orange-Stark for several years, so it comes as no surprise 2015 standout Deionte Thompson already has the attention of college coaches across the country.
At 6-2, 175 pounds Thompson earned district defensive newcomer of the year after racking up several interceptions in his sophomore campaign. The ballhawking standout is also quite the receiver, but in 2012 he spent the majority of his time on defense.
"This year I didn't play as much offense because we were mainly focused on defense and were a defensive team," Thompson said. "This was my first year of playing free safety. I think I did a great job. I just like the way I get to roam. "
Baylor, Texas A&M, and LSU are the teams Thompson says are showing the most interest, and he says college coaches are currently recruiting him more on the defensive side of the ball. However, he believes that could change once programs get a better look at him on the offensive side.
"Colleges haven't seen me play receiver really," Thompson said. "I think once they see me play receiver I'll get some attention and be recruited as an athlete."
On the camp and visit front, he has already attended one camp this spring, will participate at the Rivals Camp Series in Houston, and has a visit planned an SEC program.
"It's going great. I went to the USA football camp last week and this weekend I'm going to Alabama's junior day," Thompson said.
He enjoyed his time at the USA Camp and felt good about his performance on the field.
"It was pretty good," Thompson said. "I went at receiver and I dominated."
Thompson is currently competing on the basketball court where he is a power forward for the Mustangs. Thompson and his teammates are in the thick of the playoffs with their next contest tonight in East Chambers against La Marque.