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Four-star safety Jerrin Thompson of Lufkin High School picked Texas in August. (Mike Craven)


The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Lufkin safety Jerrin Thompson

Posted November 18th, 2019


Lufkin and four-star safety commit Jerrin Thompson were upset in overtime in the bi-district round of the state playoffs. His full attention now shifts to his future career at Texas. Thompson plans to sign in December and enroll next summer. Texas’ 2020 class consists of 18 members and is ranked sixth in the nation. It still leads the Big 12 despite three de-commitments since October. Thompson is one of two safeties pledged, joining fellow four-star Xavion Alford.

Texas commit Jerrin Thompson helps Lufkin out on special teams as well as at safety. (Mike Craven)

At what age did you fall in love with football?

At five. It is the only sport I’ve ever loved. It’s the whole game. I love the physicality and teamwork.


What made Texas your pick? 

Texas is home. I want to play at the school that represents this state.

What is the most difficult part of the recruiting process? 

Finding a place that feels like home. There is a lot of misinformation out there. Just trust your gut and your heart.

What’s your future role at Texas?

A playmaker at safety that will sacrifice for his team. I’ll play a similar position to what Brandon Jones is doing at Texas.

What excites you the most about college?

It’s the next step to achieving my dream of making it to the NFL.

What word would you use to describe Tom Herman?


What artist would you most like to see live?


Favorite movie?

“Lion King.”

Favorite athlete of all time?

Kobe Bryant.

Favorite sport to watch other than football?