General McLane football standout Quinn Thompson has verbally committed to Connecticut. He also had offers from Boston College, Ohio, Buffalo, Bowling Green, Akron, Massachusetts and Temple. The 6-foot 5-inch, 225-pound tight end/defensive end decided on UConn after a recent visit to campus. He met with coaches and even ran into former Lancer Blidi Wreh-Wilson, a starting cornerback for the Huskies.
Thompson is an intimidating blocker and a force when he has the ball. He carried the ball 30 times for 292 yards and five touchdowns and caught nine passes for 250 yards and six TDs. On defense, 80 tackles, including seven sacks.
Thompson is the third District 10 player to commit to a Division I school this offseason. Hickory running back DeShawn Coleman is heading to West Virginia and Cathedral Prep quarterback Damion Terry will play for Michigan State.
– Tom Reisenweber