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Archbishop Wood TE Colin Thompson up to 10 D-1 offers

Written by: on Friday, February 18th, 2011. Follow Josh Funk on Twitter.


Pennsylvania boasted two talented prospects at tight end in its 2011 recruiting class in Oil City’s Ben Koyack and Downingtown East’s Tyler Kroft.

Pennsylvania’s 2012 recruiting class includes one of the nation’s top tight end prospects in Archbishop Wood’s Colin Thompson.

Thompson, a 6’5, 255-pound senior-to-be, has received 10 Division-1 verbal scholarship offers to date, according to national recruiting service  Boston College, Cincinnati, Florida, Michigan State, Northwestern, Pitt, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse and Wisconsin have all verbally offered the Viking athlete.

Schools like Connecticut, Notre Dame, Penn State and Stanford have shown interest but not extended offers.  Earlier in his recruiting process, Thompson had also received interest from programs like LSU, Maryland, Ohio State, North Carolina and West Virginia, between profile lists on Rivals and

Thompson helped Wood’s offensive unit both as a receiver and a blocker.  Blocking-wise, he helped pave the way for a Viking offensive unit that produced a pair of backs with 1,100+ rushing yards and a 1,500+ yard passer.  Wood averaged 229 rushing yards, 119 passing yards, 36.5 points per game and scored 62 offensive touchdowns (47 rushing, 15 passing).

As a receiver, Thompson snagged 13 passes for 208 yards (16 yds./rec.) and four touchdowns.  He finished with four catches for 79 yards and a score in Wood’s come-from-behind victory against Washington D.C.-based Friendship Academy and had a pair of touchdown receptions against Archbishop Carroll.

For his career, Thompson has caught 24 passes for 321 yards (13.4 yds./rec.) and scored 10 touchdowns.

Archbishop Wood, owners of an 83-19 overall record (.817) since 2003, finished 13-1 last season, winning the program’s third consecutive District 12 AAA football championship and reaching the PIAA AAA semifinals for the third consecutive year, this time opposite Allentown Central Catholic.  ACC defeated Wood, 49-27.

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