Hillside's national recruiting targets announce lists of favorites
Hillside High School national football recruiting targets Trevion Thompson and Donté Thomas-Williams on Friday trimmed their list of future college destinations, Thompson to six schools, Thomas-Williams to four.
Thompson, a wide receiver, and Thomas-Williams, a runningback, are graded as four-star prospects on a scale of 0 to 5 stars by Scout.com. Both are rising seniors and members of the Class of 2014.
They can sign binding NCAA letters-of-intent on national signing day in February.
Thomas-Williams, who will likely start for the Hornets for the first time as a senior — he’s been a backup to newly-minted North Carolina tailback Khris Francis the last two seasons — is the No. 24-ranked runningback in the nation, according to Scout.
Thompson (6-2, 177) is considered the No. 8 wide receiver in the nation by Scout.
Thomas-Williams (6-0, 221) eliminated Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State from his final list and will pick from Notre Dame, West Virginia, Florida State and Clemson. Among his other scorned suitors were Ohio State and Florida.
Thompson dropped Duke, but kept UNC and NCSU in his final six, along with Clemson, Florida State, Ohio State and West Virginia. Notre Dame and Florida were among other powers that had pursued Thompson.
Their other highly sought classmate, rising senior safety Kalen McCain (6-2, 175), a three-star prospect, recently committed to N.C. State. McCain had offers from Virginia Tech and Louisville, among others.