"I got up to Michigan State and they showed me around the football facilities and I also talked with one of the academic advisors," explained Thompson. "I also sat down with one of the defensive linemen and learned about his experience."
While the Spartans made sure the 6-foot-3, 250-pound defender learned about the Spartan Way, he also got plenty of time with the Spartans coaching staff.
"I was able to talk with Coach (Ron) Burton and talk about d-line stuff," he said. "I then talked with Coach (Mark) Dantonio. Coach D is a real laid back guy, very even keeled and I found him to be just a solid guy when talking with him. I really found him to be pretty chill.
"I talked with Coach (Pat) Narduzzi about their defense and how he likes his players to play. He was funny as he said he liked my dreads. I liked what I saw from him when I was watching him during practice."
During practice Thompson came away impressed by the Spartans self discipline.
"The speed of their practice is fast," he said. "One of the big things I was came at the end of practice when they do a thing called CAT or "Crimes against the Team". That is when the players do up-downs for slacking or not doing what they were supposed to do."
The day left Thompson with a solid overview of the Spartans program and will help him place the Spartans as he continues his journey through the recruiting process.