Because of this connection, he's been following the Eagles closely.
"Oh yeah, I watched them last season and kept up with them because of Ricky," he said. "They are champions of their conference, I watched them beat Houston to win it. I love what they do down there."
He just recently has started to hear from the Eagles.
"Their coaches have called my coach to talk about me," he added. "I have been hearing they are going to offer me, and I really hope so. I like what they are doing there."
"I have heard a lot from different coaches, and I expect to hear more as we go along in the summer," he said. "I am taking an unofficial to Washington State, and I'm going to a camp at Cal as well."
He describes himself as a downhill runner who also has good speed and can slash as well. "You have to have your whole defense to try and tackle me," he said. "I'm a determined runner and I'll do anything I can to score."
Thompson is a good student, and has no issues there. He said he expects a big June of offers. As always, we'll keep you posted.