Trent Thompson, Georgia State’s QB of future

Trent ThompsonGeorgia State’s quarterback of the future is playing so well that some are wondering if the Panthers can hold onto him until February’s signing day.

Life is good for Trent Thompson, quarterback for McEachern High School, the No. 1-ranked team in Georgia’s largest classification. Thompson has completed 62 of 110 passes for 850 and 5 touchdowns with 2 interceptions while leading McEachern to a 4-0 start.

“The thing about Trent is that he manages the game so well,” McEachern coach Kyle Hockman told the AJC. “He really, really understands what is going on out there on the field.”

McEachern often runs a hurry-up, no-huddle offense, with Thompson making play calls at the line of scrimmage – based on the defensive formation. Probably the best stat on Thompson is that he has led McEachern to two come-from-behind wins in the game’s final minutes this year, including an upset over Lowndes on the road.

“He has a lot of poise under pressure,” Hockman said.

The left-handed Thompson has matured into one of the states’ top quarterbacks as a senior. The last two seasons, he alternated as McEachern’s starting QB. Thompson has also had a growth spurt, going from a 5-foot-8, 150-pound sophomore to 6-3 and 185 pounds as a senior.

Thompson committed to Georgia State in August, but that hasn’t stopped other schools from making inquiries. Tennessee Tech, Furman and Jacksonville State are among those showing serious interest.

“Trent feels pretty confident and comfortable with what’s going on at Georgia State,” Hockman said. “He just wants an opportunity to keep playing football.”

What about Georgia State fans worried about Thompson getting attention from other schools? “I don’t think that’s a big concern,” he said. “I’m still solid with my commitment to Georgia State, and that’s where I plan to be in the fall.”

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18 comments Add your comment

Buzz Lightbeer

September 20th, 2011
9:32 am

Oh No! What will Coach Johnson do when all our recruiting targets sign w/ State?


September 20th, 2011
9:41 am

Can’t wait to see Mr. Thompson in GSU blue!


September 20th, 2011
9:48 am

Remember who showed you love first Trent! Looking forward to seeing you hit the field for the Panthers!!!


September 20th, 2011
10:05 am

Much of the fan-base is excited to watch Trent’s amazing senior year. Can’t wait to see him with the Panthers.

Buff Bagwell

September 20th, 2011
10:31 am

GSU has bigger plans for the future, he’ll stick with the Panthers and won’t look back.


September 20th, 2011
11:07 am

Trent is a major league QB and too many schools slept on him.

Looking forward to seeing TT10 sign in February!


September 20th, 2011
12:03 pm

Too bad he can’t play for us this year- our QBs need help badly!!! We might not win another game with Bo at QB!

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September 21st, 2011
12:23 am

Tech needs a QB.


September 21st, 2011
12:55 am

I’m glad Thompson sees the potential of our program. We’re growing up quickly


September 21st, 2011
1:50 am

Trent Thompson > AJ Suggs


September 21st, 2011
10:07 am

We are glad to have TT committed to GSU. He’s a phenomenal player and one that we all think will be competing for playing time from the start. We’ll see you next year in the Dome!!


September 21st, 2011
2:34 pm

Yeah Trent, remember who showed you the love first!


September 21st, 2011
3:07 pm

I’m sure he is excited about the 15 blog entries!!!


September 21st, 2011
3:08 pm

ooop…now it’s 15

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September 25th, 2011
8:51 am

Secretoftheinidian, aj suggs was special! no way.


September 30th, 2011
8:51 am

Great job Trent – keep that comit to GSU. You won’t be sorry.