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'11 CO CB River Thompson (PWO to Colorado)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Buffnik, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Denver East H.S. (Denver, CO)

    Ht: 5-foot-9
    Wt: 160 lbs
    40: 4.61 secs

    Rivals rating: NR CB
    Scout rating: NR CB
    ESPN rating: NR CB

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  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Looking for a better photo.

    Thompson is a team captain at East and a nice prospect at cornerback and as a return man. 2nd Team All Conference as a junior, Thompson compiled 43 Tackles, 24 Pass break Ups, 2 Int. Teammates with Ezekial Bishop, both shined at the National Underclassmen Combine in Denver on May 30th. Here's the links to River's measurables from that event: http://nationalunderclassmen.com/resultsDenver/jun_rostDen.html

    Also, he has a couple videos posted on a profile page at the NUC web site: http://nationalunderclassmen.ning.com/profile/RiverThompson?xg_source=activity

    Could be a sleeper prospect from in-state this cycle.
     
  3. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    I'll keep looking, but here's one:
    Zeke Bishop, River Thompson, Lex Smith
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  4. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    http://nucfootball.blogspot.com

    June 4, 2010:
    http://nucfootball.blogspot.com/2010/06/denver-co-11th-grade-nuc-schumans.html
     
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  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    River would be a good walk on if we could get him that way. Otherwise, he's likely to play college in a lower division.
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    River led the state with 8 interceptions in 2010.

    There have been some message board whispers that CU and Tennessee are talking to him.
     
  8. buff4life

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    Good maybe he can get Ezekial Bishop to come with him
     
  9. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Dude has some serious flow.
     
  10. buff4life

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    Probably. He isnt exactly a 4.3 guy. pretty slow for a guy with his size. the small ones are usually the fastest. what does he do in the weight room?
     
  11. rscmac

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    i dont see embo offering. the kid should go to unc and hopefully can bulk up 147lb db wont cut it in the pac 12.
     
  12. AlferdJasper

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    That is repeated in this Post article. At least that RIVER is interested in CU. No idea what Embree thinks.

    There's a nice write up in the Post here:

    Brian Dawkins high school player of the week
    East's River Thompson stands tall at home

    Read more: East's River Thompson stands tall at home - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_16989833#ixzz1AJDGknA9

    Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content: http://www.denverpost.com/termsofuse

    BTW, The Post says as long as we link to their articles and don't c&p, they are fine with directing people to their fine, advertising-paid site.
     
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    Rivals Update from earlier in January.

    Thompson has not received any scholarship offers. But he has drawn some recruiting interest from Tennessee, Colorado, South Florida and Kansas State among others.

    "Colorado was recruiting our safety (Ezekiel Bishop) so they ended up seeing me through watching him. They are going to a new conference with a whole new coaching staff. They are also losing their two starting corners - Jalil Brown and Jimmy Smith - so that would be a good program to join."​
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Preferred Walk On
     
  16. zbuff

    zbuff Club Member Club Member

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    I had the impression BinVA was asking if people thought this kid would be a PWO, not for its definition.
     
  17. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    I would like to point out that this kid is named after a major flood. "Big Thompson" Automoniker!
     
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  18. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Considering the source, you're likely right. My bad.

    That was my thought on River from the first, that he'd be a lower division prospect or invited to walk on at CU. He's a playmaker, but he's undersized without having the blazing speed to make up for that.

    However, if he's running a 4.6 without ever having been coached on the 40 or training for speed, then he's likely faster than that on the field and could be the type of walk on who could blossom under a BCS school's strength & conditioning program + training table & coaching. Never know if he's done growing either.
     
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    He'd better not be if he's going to live up to the "Big Thompson" nickname.

    On topic though, is there any kind of specific designation (full inclusion in workouts, extra training, use of facilities) for Preferred Walk Ons or is that just a coaches designation to give to players who they expect to be able to earn a roster spot without much difficulty?
     
  20. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    A preferred (or "invited") walk on is recruited by the coaching staff and has one of the 105 roster spots reserved for him in fall camp. Other walk ons may have to wait until the rosters have expanded before they are able to join the team.

    Once guys are on the team, they all get full access to training and facilities.
     
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    Makes sense, thanks for the info.
     
  22. LongHaulBuff

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    :lol: Give me some credit man. I've been here a little while. Sheesh:lol:
     
  23. buffaholic

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    A preferred walk-on has a roster spot assured for 1 yr. Non-invited must tryout.
     
  24. Darth Snow

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    but not the food court.
     
  25. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    They changed that rule.
     
  26. Darth Snow

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    funny that we are probably still paying schollies for violating that rule then...
     
  27. Darian3Hagan

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    Too bad he isnt a DT we could call him the Big Thompson.
     
  28. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Can he take out the Husker store in Estes?
     
  29. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Really glad he joined the program as a PWO. Hopefully he's a late developer and he'll fill out a bit. If he can add some size, he's got the skill to play.
     

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