Duncanville safety Chris Thompson Jr. at The Opening Finals in Frisco on July 1.

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Four-star safety Chris Thompson Jr. chooses Auburn over Texas

Posted August 4th, 2019

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The first bad news in over a month for Texas on the recruiting trail came Sunday afternoon when four-star safety Chris Thompson Jr. picked Auburn over the Longhorns. Texas spent over two years recruiting Thompson, who is a Duncanville teammate of Texas quarterback commit Ja’Quinden Jackson. Thompson arrived on the high school scene in 2017 when he earned the District 7-6A Defensive Sophomore of the Year. Texas’ 2020 recruiting class remains at 12 members and ranks 16th in the nation. 

Thompson ranked 12th on the 2020 Fabulous 55. The Longhorns remain without a commitment at the safety position in the 2020 cycle. The top targets left on the board are in-state four-stars Jerrin Thompson and Xavior Alford. Texas lost out to Ohio State for Latham Ransom, but the recent commitment of five-star running back Bijan Robinson, Ransom’s teammate at Salpointe Catholic (Ariz.), may help Tom Herman and his staff get back in the mix.

RANK (PREV.)PLAYER POS.HIGH SCHOOLCOLLEGE
1. (1)Zachary EvansRBGalena Park North Shore (6A)Uncommitted
2. (2)Ja'Quinden JacksonATHDuncanville (6A)Texas
3. (3)Demond DemasWRTomball (5A)Texas A&M
4. (7)Chad LindbergOTClear Creek (6A)Georgia
5. (13)Jaylon JonesCBCibolo Steele (6A)Texas A&M
6. (19)Drew SandersATHDenton Ryan (5A)Alabama
7. (8)Jase McClellanRBAledo (5A)Oklahoma
8. (6)Vernon BroughtonDTCy Ridge (6A)Texas
9. (5)Troy OmeireWRFort Bend Austin (6A)Texas A&M
10. (10)RJ MickensSSouthlake Carroll (6A)Clemson
11. (32)Jaylen GarthOTPort Neches-Groves (5A)Texas
12. (12)Chris Thompson Jr.SDuncanville (6A)Auburn
13. (22)Alfred CollinsDEBastrop Cedar Creek (5A)Uncommitted
14. (26)Jalen Kimber CBMansfield Timberview (5A)Georgia
15. (17)Hudson CardQBLake Travis (6A)Texas
16. (9)Malik Hornsby QBFort Bend Marshall (5A)Uncommitted
17. (4)Dwight McGlothernCBKlein Oak (6A)Uncommitted
18. (51)Haynes KingQBLongview (6A)Texas A&M
19. (28)Prince DorbahOLBHighland Park (5A)Texas
20. (18)EJ SmithRBDallas Jesuit (6A)Uncommitted
21. (15)Alec BryantDEAlvin Shadow Creek (5A)LSU
22. (16)Courtland FordOTCedar Hill (6A)Uncommitted
23. (23)Seth McGowanRBMesquite Poteet (5A)Oklahoma
24. (14)Logan ParrOGSan Antonio O'Connor (6A)Texas
25. (NR)Nate AndersonOTFrisco Reedy (5A)Oklahoma
26. (11)Lorando JohnsonCBLancaster (6A)LSU
27. (27)Jake MajorsCProsper (6A)Texas
28. (31)Princely UmanmielenDEManor (5A)Texas
29. (43)Jaxon Smith-NjigbaWRRockwall (6A)Ohio State
30. (24)Bryson WashingtonSC.E. King (6A)Oklahoma
31. (36)Xavion AlfordSAlvin Shadow Creek (5A)Uncommitted
32. (NR)Jahari RogersCBArlington (6A)Florida
33. (20)Branard WrightDTDallas Carter (4A)Uncommitted
34. (29)Collin SullivanWRRound Rock (6A)Purdue
35. (25)James SylvesterDENewton (2A)TCU
36. (30)Marvin MimsWRFrisco Lone Star (5A)Uncommitted
37. (21)Darius SnowSCarrollton Hebron (6A)Michigan State
38. (45)Brennon ScottLBBishop Dunne (TAPPS)Kansas
39. (52)Quentin JohnstonWRTemple (6A)Uncommitted
40. (40)Devon AchaneWRFort Bend Marshall (5A)Uncommitted
41. (NR)Joshua EatonCBAldine MacArhur (6A)Uncommitted
42. (54)Ken SealsQBWeatherford (6A)Vanderbilt
43. (46)Michael HendersonATHCarrollton Ranchview (4A)Oklahoma
44. (NR)Ty'Kieast CrawfordOTCarthage (4A)Arkansas
45. (NR)Jerrin ThompsonSLufkin (6A)Texas
46. (NR)Garrett HayesOTAthens (4A)Uncommitted
47. (42)Josh WhiteOLBCy CreekLSU
48. (49)Parker WashingtonWRFort Bend Travis (6A)Penn State
49. (NR)Kitan CrawfordCBJohn Tyler (6A)Texas
50. (NR)Ryan WattsCBLittle Elm (5A)Oklahoma
51. (37)Akinola OgunbiyiOGFort Bend Kempner (6A)Texas A&M
52. (55)Loic FouonjiWRMidland Lee (6A)Uncommitted
53. (33)Damieon GeorgeOTGalena Park North Shore (6A)Alabama
54. (NR)Avery HelmCBFort Bend Marshall (5A)Florida
55. (47)Trent PullenOGWaco Connally (4A)Oklahoma State

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