Friday, August 15, 2008

Thompson among IU freshemn

We are rounding out our series on Rockets in the college ranks with A.J. Thompson, who played at CCHS more than three seasons before transferring to Kathleen High School in Florida. His brother, Sean Thompson, is a receiver at Campbellsville, and his father, Sheldon, played at Florida State.

A.J. Thompson 
Indiana Hoosiers

6-foot-2, 305 pounds
Majoring in sports marketing and management

From the Hoosiers Media Guide: Offensive lineman for head coach Irving Strickland at Kathleen High School ... enrolled at IU in January and participated in spring drills ... three-time all-conference selection, earned all-county honorable mention as a senior at Kathleen (Fla.) High School ... Prep Star All-Southeast Region selection ... played at Crittenden County (Ky.) High School prior to his arrival at Kathleen ... collected honorable mention all-state recognition his junior season at Crittenden County ... three-year letterwinner led Crittenden to back-to-back 9-3 records his freshman and sophomore seasons ... one of two members in the Hoosiers 2007 recruiting class from the state of Florida.