Lufkin safety Jerrin Thompson (second from right) earned a Texas offer in July. (Mike Craven)

BEVO BEAT Football

Texas adds commitment from 2020 safety Jerrin Thompson

Posted August 11th, 2019


Texas’ 2020 recruiting class gained its 14th member on Saturday when four-star safety Jerrin Thompson pledged to the Longhorns. The 6-0.5, 183-pound product of Lufkin High School picked up an offer from Tom Herman’s staff on July 23. Thompson committed within two weeks to become the Longhorns first safety pledge of the cycle. 

Thompson was a first-team all-district selection as a sophomore. He earned Defensive MVP honors in District 8-5A Division I in 2018. Thompson is a ballhawk who recorded at least 90 tackles in the last two seasons on varsity. He also has five interceptions and ranks No. 45 on the 2020 Fabulous 55

The 2020 class is now comfortably ranks ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12.

Texas' 2020 recruiting class

A list of Texas commitments in the 2020 recruiting class.
Hudson CardQBLake Travis4May 25 (2018)
Logan ParrOGSan Antonio O'Connor4Oct. 28 (2018)
Jake MajorsOGProsper4Jan. 24
Jaylen GarthOTPort Neches-Groves4Feb. 17
Jaden HullabyATHBishop Dunne3March 30
Ja'Quinden JacksonQB/ATHDuncanville4June 3
Kitan CrawfordCBJohn Tyler4June 21
Prince DorbahOLBHighland Park4July 9
Vernon BroughtonDTCy Ridge4July 17
Andrej KaricOTSouthlake Carroll3July 24
Bijan RobinsonRBSalpointe Catholic (Ariz.)5Aug. 2
Jerrin ThompsonSLufkin4Aug. 11
Xavion AlfordSAlvin Shadow Creek4Aug. 16
Troy OmeireWRFort Bend Austin4Sept. 20
Dajon HarrisonATHHutto3Nov. 5
Sawyer Goram-WelchDTLongview3Dec. 15
Jaylan FordOLBFrisco Lone Star3Dec. 19
Kelvontay DixonWRCarthage4Feb. 4

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