On Friday, the Florida Gators hosted 2015 Albany (Ga.) Westover defensive tackle Trent Thompson for an unofficial visit for Friday Night Lights.
The 6-foot-4, 292-pound Thompson was hosted by one of his good friends, and Albany native, Trenton Brown.
“We are from the same school, we had a good bond,” Thompson said. “We have been knowing each other and he said this is the place to be. We have been hanging out for a minute now.”
Heading into the visit, the 2015 prospect said that Georgia was his leader but following the visit, he now has a number two school.
“Florida is number two behind Georgia now,” Thompson said. “Georgia has a pretty strong lead because they were the first school that offered me, the first school that I visited, and the coaches were the first to come down and see me.”
Florida does have one thing playing in its favor though, new defensive line coach Brad Lawing.
“Coach (Brad) Lawing is recruiting me from Florida,” Thompson said. “I like him a lot. He coached (Jadevon) Clowney, so he can get me to the next level. He tells me he likes me at the three technique and defensive end.”
Thompson says he plans to get back down to Florida this fall for a game or two. He says that Trenton Brown left him with a message about Florida.
“He said that he just wants me up here at Florida,” Thompson said. “He said this is the place to be in college football. But I plan to come down here and see him play a game or two this fall, I’m not sure which games yet. I know I’m going to some Georgia games this fall too.”
Thompson says for a school to overtake Georgia, they are going to have to show him a better time.