Name: Stefon Thompson
Weight: 225 lbs
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
High School: Vance
2019 stats: Nada. Thompson was one of the early enrollees in SU’s class of 2020.
2020 projections: I mentioned last week that Dino’s looking for bigger and taller guys to slot into his linebacker corps. At six feet tall, Thompson may be a little bit smaller than the typical linebackers we’ve been bringing in lately. A redshirt year is most likely incoming, but with a new defensive scheme, you’d assume pretty much everyone could fight for playing time.
How’d he get here?: Thompson turned down an offer from Wisconsin to join the Orange, so that’s a good win. He also chose Syracuse over in-state schools Charlotte and Coastal Carolina. D-1 schools Akron, Colorado State, Liberty, Marshall, and Ohio were among other schools that offered Thompson
What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars from everyone. What we like to see.
Money quote: A couple of words from Thompson when speaking to 247sports.com’s Mike McAllister about his commitment:
“I picked Syracuse because it felt like home,” Thompson said. “I know I can develop as a player and become a great person there.
Twitter feed: @S_Thompson000
Tweets of wonder: Thompson played running back for Vance in high school in addition to linebacker. He scored a game-winning touchdown during a game last season for the Cougars.
@S_Thompson000 scores on the first play of OT @CLTShowcase for @VanceCougarsFB but XP missed, up 20-14. Mooresville gets possession pic.twitter.com/EkIu5MkgnL— Matt Morrow (@pepman704) October 13, 2019
What movie would Dino recommend for him?: It’s not too often nowadays that you see Kenan Thompson in movies, but before his current job at “Saturday Night Live,” many people remember him for being on “All That” on Nickelodeon. He of course joined Kel Mitchell in “Good Burger,” a movie based on one of the sketches on “All That.”
Interesting nugget o’interest: Thompson helped Vance capture its first state title in school history. He was part of a Cougars defense that held opponents to 9.1 points per game.
Let’s get a look at ya: Some senior season highlights.