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Lucas Thompson is hot commodity

Winter Garden safety prospect used The Opening to jump-start offer list

Updated: July 15, 2011, 11:23 PM ET
By Corey Long | ESPN Recruiting

In the early spring defensive back Lucas Thompson (Winter Garden, Fla./West Orange) had a single offer -- from Purdue -- to his name.

Now, fresh off of a strong performance at "The Opening" and a recent entry into the ESPNU 150, Thompson has become one of the state's hottest prospects.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder has nearly 20 offers from programs such as Miami, Louisville, West Virginia, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Cincinnati.

He's also got the respect of ...

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