Thompson sitting on eight offers

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Three-star 2015 linebacker Tyriq Thompson got off to a fast start in his recruitment, garnering eight scholarship offers before the end of his junior season. With the dead period nearly over, new schools are showing interest.
"I talked to Duke earlier today," Thompson said. "I had been getting mail from them, but that was the first time talking to a coach. They said their interest in me was pretty high and they would be checking me out pretty soon."
The eight schools that have offered Thompson are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, N.C. State, Northwestern, Pittsburgh and Wisconsin.
"I wouldn't put them in any particular order right now," Thompson said. "I haven't really gotten that deep into the recruiting process yet.
"I want to take it one day at a time. Hopefully more offers will start pouring in and I'll be able to go out to the different schools, break it down and talk to my family to decide what will be the best decision for me. I wouldn't plan on committing too early."
Thompson has received several junior day invites, but has not scheduled any trips. He sees spring practice visits fitting his schedule better. Several game visits were taken to schools during the fall.
"The last game I went to was Michigan State-Michigan," Thompson said. "It went pretty good. Obviously (the Spartans) won, and it was pretty fun."
The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Thompson played his sophomore season in the Kansas City area for Lee's Summit West High School. He came back to native Detroit for his junior season and recorded 142 tackles, ten sacks and four forced fumbles for Martin Luther King High.
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