June 17, 2013

Sooners Trying to Climb to Top of the Mountain




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It's no secret that Alabama is the 'King of the Hill' in college football right now. Be it on Saturdays in the fall or on the recruiting scene where they have been bringing in top-ranked classes year in and year out thanks in part to winning three of the last four National Championships . An offer from the Crimson Tide is something of a status symbol for many prospects right now and that includes the 2015 class.

As evidence, Orange (Texas) West Orange-Stark safety prospect, Deionte Thompson went to a Jr. Day in Tuscaloosa, Ala. back in February, received an offer and wasted little time before committing.

That commitment to the SEC powerhouse though hasn't halted other programs from offering Thompson who boasts a growing list that includes the likes of Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M, Utah and one of his more recent offers - Oklahoma. The Sooners offered the 6-foot-3 and 172-pound prospect shortly after the Satellite camp on June 9 that was cancelled due to weather in Houston that he was present at.

"They have been recruiting me, I think, the first day they came to the school was in April sometime. Coach (Tim) Kish told me about the camp. I just decided that I wanted to go to Oklahoma's camp because it was closer than all the other camps were. It got rained out and I didn't get to perform but I felt like I was going to perform really well that day," Thompson replied.

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