Thompson is thinking Clemson

The next prospect from Durham (N.C.) Hillside should be one of the best.

The talent-rich school has a rising junior prospect that college recruiters are already well aware of. Trevion Thompson, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound wide receiver, is well aware of the exposure he can give his teammates. He's benefited from as much during his time at Hillside High.

“It's great,” Thompson said of the attention from college recruiters. “It gives opportunities for other kids on the team to get looked at, not just me.”

Clemson was the first school to offer Thompson a scholarship. It came this spring. Since, he's picked up eight other scholarship offers.

“They've just been coming in,” Thompson said. “After the Clemson one, they've just been flowing in.”

Yet Thompson said Clemson continues to stand out. The distance -- just less than 300 miles -- seems perfect.

“For me, I'll say it's not too far but not too close to home,” Thompson said when asked about the Tigers. “The coaching staff, I really like. I like the vibe they give off.”

Thompson said he'd also be a good fit for Clemson's offense, which is similar to his high school's. Thompson has scholarship offers from Florida, Ohio State, South Carolina, North Carolina State, Vanderbilt and Purdue.

“I'm a deep threat,” Thompson said when asked about his abilities. “Mismatch. Size and speed.”

Miller Safrit contributed to this report.