ECU Football Lands High Profile Recruit

Lucas Thompson, one of the best high school safeties in the country, has committed to the East Carolina Pirates.

Thompson made his final decision by choosing ECU over Miami and South Carolina on national television Thursday night at the Under Armour All-America Game aired live on ESPN.

Thompson is 6'1" 185 pounds out of West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Florida. He is a 3-star recruit according to rivals.com.

Thompson was offered scholarships by at least 15 other major colleges including Wisconsin, Louisville and West Virginia.

according to espn.com "Thompson is one of the bigger sleepers heading into the spring evaluation period out of the state of Florida. This guy has safety size and physicality with cornerback breaking quickness and anticipation skills. Tall, well-built with a high-cut frame that allows him to cover a lot of ground."


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  • by Will on Jan 8, 2012 at 06:01 PM
    it wont matter!!!!!
  • by Go Pirates! on Jan 6, 2012 at 06:35 PM
    Congratulations to Lucas, and the Pirate Coaching Staff!!!
  • by Chuck Location: Greenville on Jan 6, 2012 at 05:10 PM
    Great job Ruff in getting this recruit. Don't pay any attention to the anti ECU posters here. Some of these posters would try to find fault with Heaven. Go ECU!! 'Nuff Sais!!
  • by GoFigure on Jan 6, 2012 at 03:23 PM
    Why is it that people just cant give respect where respect is due?? There are always reash talkers and ignorant individuals. I only saw one player last night committed to an ACC school and he was a kicker. Apparently if Lucas was good enough to be selected for the All-American game he has to be a pretty good player and was the #6 Saftey in the Nation. No one player can't make a team but he's a good foundation to build around along with other talent on the team has they'll be ok. The problem is the coaching not the players!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 at 11:03 AM
    EZU will still be a 5 or 6 win team for many years to come.
  • by Who cares on Jan 6, 2012 at 10:40 AM
    It's time to remove semi pro football from colleges & universities. It's a waist in today society.
    • reply
      by LOL! on Jan 6, 2012 at 11:04 AM in reply to Who cares
      You know another "waist in today society"? The ability to write and spell on a 6th grade level.
      • reply
        by I Know, Right? on Jan 6, 2012 at 02:31 PM in reply to LOL!
        The really sad thing is, these partial illiterates think they are the "smart ones".
      • reply
        by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 at 02:58 PM in reply to LOL!
        Actually, I was thinking the same thing in reference to you correcting this person's spelling and grammar. Do you have another life?
        • reply
          by LOL! on Jan 7, 2012 at 07:23 AM in reply to
          Do I have another life? Yes, I do. I have 8 more lives. You see, I'm a cat living my first life. Even as a cat typing here on my keyboard, I still possess better grammar and composition skills than this poster. Thanks for asking (meooow)!
      • reply
        by Frank Sinatra on Jan 6, 2012 at 03:21 PM in reply to LOL!
        Perhaps he was "waisted" when he posted lmao
      • reply
        by J. R. on Jan 14, 2012 at 04:45 PM in reply to LOL!
        "Waist"?
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Jan 6, 2012 at 10:22 AM
    People don't worry about 5 stars, 4stars or 3 stars, none of that matters when a kid enters school. After 3 years, then tell me how good the kid is doing. These guys who ranked these kids are like the ones who predict preseason polls, IT DON'T MATTER! Wish him and the Pirates the best!
  • by Haha on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:39 AM
    Awww look at the poor lil people that never went to college or never played a sport hating on ECU...it's so cute
  • by JJ Location: Greenville,NC on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:33 AM
    Don't get to excited ECU Check Chevelle Buie last year. He couldn't even get into JC
    • reply
      by Chuck on Jan 6, 2012 at 05:11 PM in reply to JJ
      Rather he not be admitted to ECU,than to be admitted & Flunk out.If he is dumb,them he is dumb!!! 'Nuff said!!!
  • by football fan Location: greenville on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:21 AM
    1 recruit isn't going to change anything for ecu. and if you do a little research you will see that he wasn't even invited for an on campus visit at Miami. Yes he is better than most players ecu gets, however he will probably transfer after just one season.
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      by um on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:52 AM in reply to football fan
      yes, he does have an official invite from Miami to visit the campus and it is schedule for next week. do your homework.
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