De’Andre Thompkins

DE’ANDRE THOMPKINS Wide receiver

Home town: Swansboro, N.C.
High School: Swansboro High School
Listed as: 6-foot-0, 170 pounds
Commitment date: April 20, 2013
Rated as: He is considered a 3-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com and is considered a 4-star prospect by Lions247.com.

Of note: Reportedly had other offers from Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Tennessee and West Virginia. … Immediately after the Blue-White game, Thompkins walked into coach Bill O’Brien’s office with his parents and coach to commit to Penn State. … He boasts a 40 time of 4.41. … He ran for 1,359 yards and 10 touchdowns and took five kickoffs to the house in 2012. He also lined up in the secondary at cornerback and safety and made 42 tackles last season.

In his words …
“When I went to Penn State for the second time with my father, that’s when I knew it was for me. My mother loved the academics and tutors, and my father was impressed with the football side. That’s when I knew, if I’m happy and they agree on it this much then its a place for me.”

“There’s a lot of good things that you can really get out of that University.”

Tweets from teammates …

From fellow 2014 recruit Mark Allen …

And fellow 2014 recruit Nick Scott …

From 2013 recruit Christian Hackenberg …

In his tweets …

Some of Thompkins’ junior highlights from Swansboro …

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