McEachern QB Trent Thompson commits to Georgia State (UPDATED)

McEachern HS QB Trent Thompson

McEachern HS QB Trent Thompson

McEachern High School quarterback Trent Thompson has committed to Georgia State.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder picked Georgia State over Tennessee Tech, and he also had serious interest from Samford and Troy. Thompson has passed for 2,700 yards and 28 touchdowns with only 6 interceptions over the last two seasons at the Cobb County school.

“He’s everything you want off the field in a quarterback, as far as a great person, a leader, and a guy you want to be the face of the franchise” McEachern coach Kyle Hockman told the AJC. “On the field, Trent has really started to come into his own. I think his best years of football are ahead of him. He has grown, and he’s gotten much stronger. He’s a passer first but athletically he’s made some big strides there. He has a very strong arm and a commending presence on the field. He’s a joy to have.”

Thompson committed to Georgia State after making an unofficial visit to Georgia State on Friday. “I went to their practice, hung out for a while, and I kind of fell in love with the place.”

QB is a great position of need for Georgia State. The Panthers have another commitment at QB in Chattooga High School’s Nathan Schuster. Thompson said he was led to believe that the athletic Schuster may be tried at WR in college.


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August 12th, 2011
4:29 pm

Welcome to Panther Nation Trent.

Football Insider

August 12th, 2011
4:38 pm

Welcome Trent!

To Hell With Georgia!!!!!!!!!! Yellow Hammer Rammer Jammer!!!!!! War Damn Eagle!!!!!!Goooooooo Mighty Gators!!!!!!!!!!!Sooooooowwwweeeeee!!!!


August 12th, 2011
4:39 pm

Curry is still getting early committs. Great work for a I Double A school at this time of year. Any staff working that hard should get a tip of the cap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


August 12th, 2011
4:39 pm

“He’s everything you want off the field in a quarterback, as far as a great person, a leader, and a guy you want to be the face of the franchise”

That’s what we need right now. Glad those facilities are paying off for us!


August 12th, 2011
4:48 pm

Best wishes to you, Trent Thompson, both on the gridiron and in the classroom. .. Go Panthers, and, Go Dawgs!


August 12th, 2011
4:49 pm

Thanks Michael! Welcome to the Panther Nation Trent!

The kid has a laser and makes good decisions. Our first LH QB. I can dig it!


August 12th, 2011
4:51 pm

Great pickup, seems like a great kid. Curry keeps racking up the early recruits, seems like GSu is the only team to offer and they commit, good strategy.


August 12th, 2011
5:33 pm

Welcome to GSU Trent!


August 12th, 2011
5:40 pm

Welcome to GSU Trent. Nice get Panthers!


August 12th, 2011
6:34 pm

Great pick up gald to hear this young man elected to stay close to home instead of going to south Ga to play in that weird golden eagle offence or what ever Ga Southern is calling themselves these days

GSU Panther Fanatic

August 12th, 2011
8:22 pm

Welcome aboard Trent!


August 13th, 2011
8:42 am

Great Choice Trent! GSU is on the move and you will love playing in the DOME close to HOME for the PANTHERS! Great School as well! Welcome to the Panther Nation! GO PANTHERS!!!

The Agent

August 13th, 2011
11:13 am

He’s a good QB!!! Super Pick up for GSU!!!

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August 13th, 2011
11:05 pm


Gold and Blue

August 14th, 2011
5:30 pm

Congrats to Trent! I think that there will be a lot of other schools that wished that they offered him once they see what kind of numbers he puts up this year. He has an absolute cannon!!

MHC Tiger

August 14th, 2011
6:00 pm

Well thats going to be interesting. They tell trent that schuster is gonna play WR and they told Schuster that he could try and play QB not Db which most schools recruited him at? HMMMM.

GSU to PAC-12

August 15th, 2011
1:48 pm

This new QB will come in handy during those road trips to Oregon.


August 15th, 2011
4:22 pm


August 16th, 2011
8:22 am

Does anyone know where I kind find football highlights for Trent Thompson on youtube?
Welcome Trent! No matter what happens remember when Curry puts you on the field you will be in the right place at the right time.


August 16th, 2011
8:57 am

Found it….. check out the link on youtube or go to “SB Nation” website
Trent throws the ball around much like Drew Little.


August 16th, 2011
9:02 am

Got another one!!!!!!!1

Georgia State football continues to roar on the recruiting trail as they picked up their 11th commitment for the 2012. Defensive end Melvin King of Liberty County HS is the newest prospect to give his verbal pledge to coach Bill Curry and the Panthers.

Honest Ingine

August 17th, 2011
8:25 am

Panther Pride….


August 20th, 2011
8:47 pm

WOW WOW WOW!!!! Trent Thompson is going to be a monster!! Did you see him beat North Gwinnett tonight? If you missed it sorry for you because it was an amazing finish. Way to go Coach Pugh and CBC GREAT RECRUITING.


August 20th, 2011
9:26 pm

Congrats to Trent on your victory against N. Gwinnett ! You are going to be AWESOME in the Dome! GO PANTHERS!!!

Von Trapp

August 21st, 2011
11:32 am

Ve hav no rap sheet on das Thompson……………………..Vedy good picks

40 Pounces to freedom

August 22nd, 2011
6:46 pm

This is looking like a great pickup. Welcome Trent!


September 1st, 2011
10:49 am

Welcome Trent to GSU.

We look forward to seeing you in Blue and White.



September 3rd, 2011
12:15 pm

Welcome to GSU Trent! Looking forward to seeing you do GREAT things!


September 5th, 2011
11:33 am

McEachern High School now # 1 in AAAAA! Trent is going to look great in the Pantherdome on Saturdays!!! GO GSU PANTHERS!!!