- Damon Sayles, RecruitingNation
Under-the-radar receiver Jordan Thompson was a big reason why Katy (Texas) High School not only was a mainstay among the top five teams in the Fab 50 but also averaged more than 42 points per game.
Thompson was Katy’s go-to receiver all season, and the speedy, 5-foot-9, 165-pound receiver hopes to do the same next year at West Virginia after committing to the Mountaineers.
Thompson caught 66 passes for 1,177 yards and 17 touchdowns for a Katy team that was ranked No. 3 in the country before falling to No. 36 after being upset by La Porte (Texas) last week. No other Katy player was within 40 catches of him.
“They [West Virginia] are getting a good football player, kind of like a throwback slot receiver,” Katy coach Gary Joseph said. “He’s very quick, and he runs great routes. I think that’s his biggest forte.”
Recruited by Shannon Thompson, Thompson took advantage of his only scholarship offer. Joseph said he received interest from Houston, Stephen F. Austin and Louisiana-Lafayette.
Joseph added that Thompson will graduate from Katy this month and will enroll at West Virginia in January.
“He wasn’t on a lot of people’s radar, but he just jumped out by making plays,” Joseph said. “[WVU] is a good place for him because they’re going to throw the ball. Plus, with them going to the Big 12, he’s going to get to play some games close to home.”
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