July 31, 2009

Bulldogs still on Thompson's mind

There was one school that got in on defensive end Carlos Thompson before his four-star rating and all the national attention that comes with it.

Mississippi State offered the 6-foot-5, 220-pounder from Hollandale, Miss., the first day schools could begin issuing scholarships to juniors on Sept. 1, 2008 and despite five more offers he has not forgot that gesture by the Bulldogs.

"It was a surprise because it was my first offer," Thompson said. "It was a big surprise but I was proud of it. It still means a lot because they are still talking to me and still on me. I'm not saying that I will be at Mississippi State but there is a chance I could be."

MSU sent out four scholarships on that first day to Thompson, Damien Robinson, Michael Carr and Curtis Virges. Both Carr and Virges have already announced their commitment to the Bulldogs.

Thompson likes the fact that the State coaches have kept in close contact with him throughout the recruiting process.

"They call me every now and then just to see what's up," Thompson said. "They call my dad too because he's my coach just to see how I'm doing. They keep in touch with me and that's what I like about them."

Thompson has made two visits to the Starkville campus this summer attending a 7-on-7 tournament to watch his Simmons teammates participate in during early June and followed up with a trip to the Big Dawgs Camp last Friday.

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