Thompson brothers are headed to Indiana


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Another generation of Thompsons are headed to Indiana.

Current high school junior Tanner Thompson, a midfielder, and sophomore Tommy Thompson, a forward, have both commited to Indiana University, they confirmed to ESPNHS on Tuesday. They plan to be part of the 2013 recruiting class. Their father, Gregg Thompson, played on IU's 1982 national championship team -- scoring both goals in the 2-1 win over Duke in the final -- and is a member of the school's Hall of Fame.

The Thompsons' early decision gives the family three NCAA Division I-bound players in the same household. Tyler Thompson, a current senior, will sign with Stanford on Wednesday.

The Thompsons live in California and all attend high school at Granite Bay (Calif.). Tanner and Tommy Thompson play club soccer for Blues.

Tanner told ESPNHS that he plans to graduate a semester early in order to report to Indiana before the spring semester in 2013. He added that Tommy plans to graduate high school in the spring -- a year ahead of schedule -- in order to report to Indiana in the fall of 2013.

"My family currently lives in California but we have a lot of family from the Midwest and have a history at Indiana," Tanner Thompson said. The Thompson brothers had a cousin, Bobby de St. Aubin, who played for Indiana's national semifinalist team in 2000.

"We are both looking forward to continuing to play together at the next level," Tanner added about the fact he and his brother are headed to the same university.

All three Thompson brothers started the fall high school season at Granite Bay, but Tyler left the team due to club commitments at midseason. Tanner and Tommy Thompson continued in high school soccer and helped Granite Bay to a section runner-up finish.

The Thompsons are the second and third early commitments to Indiana for the Class of 2013, joining fellow California native Colin Webb.