Gary Thompson, a 6’3, 202 lbs linebacker from Helix Charter High School (CA) committed to Marshall University during his official visit on campus this weekend. As a high school senior Thompson played defensive end, recording 14 sacks, 55 total tackles with 18 for loss, 23 hurries and three forced fumbles.
Thompson plays fast on and off the football field, he anchors Helix’s 4 x 100 track team and has also recorded a 10.8 second time in the 100 meter dash. With his speed Thompson is projected to play linebacker at Marshall.
For more on Thompson including an interview with ESPN.com, follow the links below:
1) Rivals.com profile.
2) Scout.com profile.
3) ESPN.com profile.
4) ESPN.com interview, California high school player of the week, 12/9/11.
5) YouTube video (1).
6) YouTube video (2).