Jerrin Thompson, safety, Lufkin
FYI: 4-stars; 6-0/183; No. 15-ranked S
Fabulous 55 ranking: 24th
Committed: Aug. 11
Welcome to the family, Jerrin Thompson! 🤘
— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) December 18, 2019
What he brings to Texas’ table: Thompson is an athletic ball hawk who can cover like a cornerback and hit like a safety. His ability to play safety or at nickel back gives him coveted versatility against spread offenses.
He’s next in the long list of athletic, versatile safeties from East Texas. Texas has leaned on East Texas for defensive back prospects like Josh Thompson, Brandon Jones and DeMarvion Overshown. Thompson is a physical presence who enjoys helping in run support.
The potential impact of any safety prospect entering Texas’ program depends on the continued progression of B.J. Foster and Caden Sterns. The two will be juniors next season with high NFL draft aspirations when Thompson and the rest of the 2020 class reaches campus. There shouldn’t be much need for a freshman to contribute right away at safety. Still, Thompson can cut his teeth on special teams and work his way into the two-deep before competing for a starting spot once Sterns and Foster have leave the program.
He said it: “The most physical team is going to win. If you hit somebody in the mouth, they’re not going to like that. I just take that mindset that I’m a dog and I’m going to hit you harder than you’re going to hit me.” — Thompson
Texas' 2020 recruiting classA list of Texas commitments in the 2020 recruiting class.
|Hudson Card||QB||Lake Travis||4||May 25 (2018)|
|Logan Parr||OG||San Antonio O'Connor||4||Oct. 28 (2018)|
|Jake Majors||OG||Prosper||4||Jan. 24|
|Jaylen Garth||OT||Port Neches-Groves||4||Feb. 17|
|Jaden Hullaby||ATH||Bishop Dunne||3||March 30|
|Ja'Quinden Jackson||QB/ATH||Duncanville||4||June 3|
|Kitan Crawford||CB||John Tyler||4||June 21|
|Prince Dorbah||OLB||Highland Park||4||July 9|
|Vernon Broughton||DT||Cy Ridge||4||July 17|
|Andrej Karic||OT||Southlake Carroll||3||July 24|
|Bijan Robinson||RB||Salpointe Catholic (Ariz.)||5||Aug. 2|
|Jerrin Thompson||S||Lufkin||4||Aug. 11|
|Xavion Alford||S||Alvin Shadow Creek||4||Aug. 16|
|Troy Omeire||WR||Fort Bend Austin||4||Sept. 20|
|Dajon Harrison||ATH||Hutto||3||Nov. 5|
|Sawyer Goram-Welch||DT||Longview||3||Dec. 15|
|Jaylan Ford||OLB||Frisco Lone Star||3||Dec. 19|
|Kelvontay Dixon||WR||Carthage||4||Feb. 4|
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