Trent hangs out with Trenton at FNL

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.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.