Varsity Preps

2015 DB Tyriq Thompson Following In The Footsteps Of Father

Clarence Thompson starred at Detroit King and the University of Michigan in the early 1999s. Now his son has the opportunity to venture the same road his father did. 
Tyriq Thompson is a sophomore defensive back at his father’s Alma Mater. Thompson transferred in from Lee’s Summit,Missouri this past year, and is expected to make an immediate impact.
“I want to help King get to Ford Field there times this season”, Thompson said. “I expect us to win our first game versus Port Huron, and I want to win a city and state title.”
Thompson’s dad wore the number 17 back in his playing days, and Tyriq said that he definitely will be wearing number 17 this season. “That’s the question I’ve been getting the most since I got here, and I know I have big shoes to fill.”
Thompson visited Michigan with his teammates Jalen Embry and Avonte Maddox yesterday. Embry has serious interest from the Wolverines. “Went I got to King they welcomed me with open arms, and we’re like brothers now.”
“The visit went well. The practices were intense, and I got to speak with Coach Hoke and coach Fred Jackson. They said they’d be keeping an eye on me.”
Thompson fits what Michigan is looking for at the safety position. He’s 6-1, 200-pounds, with room to grow.
“I’ve had contact with Oklahoma, Michigan State, Ohio State, and I visited Bowling Green yesterday.” 
With the player that his father was at UofM, look for the younger Thompson to be a target for them in 2015.





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