Just call me “proud Mama”!

Here’s a photo of me and my oversize baby, Demi. On our way back home from Atlanta last Saturday, we went straight to University of South Florida in Tampa to tour the facilities and check out the school. Demi has been pursued by a number of universities wooing him to play football for their colleges. He has received numerous offers of full-ride scholarships and we have prayed, researched, examined and prayed some more, to be sure we make the right decision of where he is supposed to be, versus where he wants to be. He finally decided on USF, which warmed my heart as a mother (far enough to spread his wings, close enough to come home to do his laundry – sweet!!). USF also had a camp last Saturday, which Demi attended. So we sat for hours, watching our boy do his thing on the football field where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play. At the end of the camp, he gave his verbal commitment to the Head Coach and the Offensive Line Coach who recruited him.

Below is an article (edited for length) on Demi. Even though I’m not old enough to have a child going to university (I must have had him when I was 10, right? 😉 ), I’m as proud as any mama should be. He’s worked hard for this and the Lord is smiling on him. He has one more year of high school (he’s going into his senior year), before he flies the coop and I know it will go by fast. For now, I’ll enjoy him…before I convert his room into a guest room – ha ha!!!

Demi Thompson Talks about USF Decision 

Posted Jun 23, 2008
The first annual SuperBull was a huge success for the staff. We first broke the news of 6 players committing to play for the Bulls. Now read all about 6’2-245 pound Demi Thompson, the sleeper defensive end from Lake Mary that committed to USF Saturday. Stay informed with USFNation.com
 Leavitt and staff filled a key defensive need when they received a commitment from Lake Mary defensive lineman Demi Thompson after USF’s SuperBull camp this Saturday.Demi had plenty of interest with over 10 offers including Duke, Cincinnati, and Purdue, Central Florida, Kentucky, Ole Miss, N.C. State, and FAU, but narrowed his choices down before choosing the Bulls.Thompson has grown to over 6’2-245 pounds and is a beast on the field and in the weight room, benching 345, with a box squat of 530, and a 285 clean and jerk. Besides being strong Thompson also has speed being timed with a 4.71-40, but still knows he has room for improvement. 

My Take:
Saturday’s haul addressed several needs, and Demi Thompson fills a big one. Thompson is a big strong DL prospect that runs extremely well, with a great first step. He also has a great motor and knows how to get into position to make plays. He may be a bit of a under the radar/sleeper candidate now, but schools are taking notice, and by the end of the seasons he’ll be a name to remember. 





2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nike A
    Jun 25, 2008 @ 10:59:37

    Totally cool and extremely exciting. Congratulations to him and very well done. I am SURE he will always remember his favorite aunt as he makes this transition. Hugs and blessings!


  2. solathompson
    Jun 25, 2008 @ 19:14:28

    Thanks, Favorite Aunt Nike 🙂


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