Montini junior defensive lineman Dylan Thompson recently committed to play to play football for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He apparently reported this today on facebook, but I first read it through a great article by the Chicago Tribune’s Tim O’Halloran.
Allien Trieu of Scout.com wrote that Thompson is a “high intensity, high motor player who works very hard and never quits on a play. Good in pursuit, shows good closing and straight line speed. Good size and strength, but can play high at times and needs to continue to work on using his hands. Likely projects as a five-tech, although a full move to tackle is not out of the question. Safe pick because he will give it all he’s got and work his way onto the field.”
Thompson is the thirty-first ranked defensive lineman according to Scout and he measures in at 6-foot-5 and 270 pound. He is on his second visit to Columbus this weekend and Urban Meyer is thrilled to have him there I’m sure.
“Coach Meyer is a great coach and they were the only undefeated team last year. Ohio State has such a great program with a ton of tradition,” Thompson said. “I had a chance to talk with Coach Meyer when he offered me and he seems like a great guy.”
Thompson led Montini to a Class 5A state championship last fall, and the Buckeyes went undefeated last year. This is just a case of one winner meeting another winner.