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Early signing period: 2020 LB Stefon Thompson signs with Syracuse

Syracuse continues making progress in North Carolina.

Syracuse v Maryland

Welcome to college football’s early signing period for the class of 2020! The Syracuse Orange will be adding new recruits from Wednesday to (maybe) Friday. As each player signs, we’ll be posting profiles here on TNIAAM. Next up? Stefon Thompson, the latest add from North Carolina.

Twitter feed: @s_thompson000

Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.

Previous School: Zebulon B. Vance

Stats: 6’0”, 222 lbs.

Commitment date: June 21, 2019

Position: Linebacker

Ratings: Everyone was cool and said three stars.

Other Offers: Wisconsin, most notably. Also has offers from Ohio, Colorado State and Appalachian State, among others.

Dino’s projected nickname: “Can We Call You Stevie?”

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The linebacker position is going to be hard to get a read on before the new system’s installed, but Thompson has the body type to excel in coverage and keep up with quicker wideouts. Using the 4.53-second shuttle time posted from the Opening Regional back in April, may already be on the faster end with just a little more work. Thompson’s one of a handful of early enrollees this cycle, and that could give him a chance for some early playing time. At the very least we’ll probably see some of him in the spring game as he and the rest of the Orange’s young linebackers figure out their place in this scheme.