Rod Thompson, a redshirt freshman, was dismissed from Georgia State’s football team today for violating team rules.
Thompson, a graduate of Mays High, is one of several players on the defensive side of the ball who have been released by coach Bill Curry in the offseason. Thompson, a 6-3, 235-pound defensive end, joins starting defensive end A.J. Portee and starting linebacker Dexter Moody among the players who won’t return.
In other news, the women’s tennis team’s recruiting class was ranked No. 1 in TennisRecruiting.net’s annual list of the top mid-major programs.
GSU is adding Natallia Vavulina and Linn Timmermann for the 2012-13 year. Vavulina has been ranked as high as No. 112 in the ITF rankings. Timmerman went 33-2 last year at Saddlebrook Preparatory School in Wesley Chapel, Fla.
– Doug Roberson, AJC. Please follow me on twitter @ajcgsu