Johnny Thompson Talks of Visit

Johnny Thompson Talks of Visit

Johnny Thompson, from Valley, (Ala.), is one of the top linebackers in the state for 2008 with three schools expressing a lot of interest. Thompson talks with about his recruitment.

"I don't have any offers yet," said Johnny Thompson from Valley, (Ala.). "I am receiving strong interest from Alabama, Georgia Tech and South Carolina. Alabama is showing the most interest in me."

"I have been to Alabama's Junior Day. Georgia Tech wants me to come to their Junior Day March 31."

Thompson talks with about his visit to Tuscaloosa.

"It was a good visit. I enjoyed looking around the campus and seeing the practice fields. I liked looking around the weight room as well. I really enjoyed it," he said.

"I talked to coach [Kirby] Smart a lot during my visit. He was telling me about the program and how they are getting better. He told me they want me back up for their A-Day game so they can spend some one-on-one time with me."

"I like everything about Alabama. I think everything will go well with the new coaching staff. Alabama is a well known program, and they are one of the top schools in the SEC. I really like that about them."

The 6-0, 206-pound linebacker recorded 144 tackles, one interception and three fumble recoveries as a junior. He was named Defensive Player of the Year for the Valley area and honorable mention All-State.

Thompson is aware of his strengths and what he hopes to improve before his senior season.

"I feel like my strengths are finding my way to the ball. I know where the ball is going to make a play. I feel like my speed is a big strength," he said.

"I want to get a little bit bigger and stronger. I want to work on everything and be well-rounded."

Thompson does not list any favorites.

He plans to attend the All-American combine in Atlanta May 26. Recommended Stories

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