Thompson Getting into the Game
April 9, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Due to several injuries on the offensive line, freshman A.J. Thompson has seen considerable playing time this spring. Thompson received plenty of action at left and right tackle in the team's first spring scrimmage on April 5, and that figures to continue the rest of the spring.
Thompson, who joins Kyle Kozak as the team's only early enrollees, sat down with IUHoosiers.com to talk about why he came to IU early and how he has adjusted to college. To view what Thompson had to say click here.
An offensive lineman for head coach Irving Strickland at Kathleen (Fla.) High School, Thompson was a three-time all-conference selection and earned all-county honorable mention as a senior. He also collected Prep Star All-Southeast Region honors.
Prior to Kathleen High School, he played at Crittenden County (Ky.) High School, where he scored honorable mention all-state recognition his junior season. The four-year letterwinner led Crittenden to back-to-back 9-3 records his freshman and sophomore seasons. Thompson is one of two members in the class from the state of Florida.
The son of Leiza Williams was born on Oct. 8, 1989. He intends to study sport marketing and management and his father, Shelton Thompson, played linebacker at Florida State and with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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