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DeAndre Thompkins
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DeAndre  Thompkins

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Hubert, N.C.

High School:
Swansboro

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Position:
WR

Experience:
FR

H.S. Coach:
Tim Laspada

 

  • Clocked as one of the team’s fastest players in the 40-yard dash, Thompkins has the speed every coach wants to see in a wide receiver.
  • He made good strides on the scout team during his redshirt season in 2014, and he is primed to become an impact player for the Nittany Lions in 2015. Additionally, Thompkins has the tools to be a contributor as a special teams return man.
  • Thompkins is poised to give the Nittany Lions a downfield threat in a deeply talented and youthful receiving corps.
  • Thompkins and offensive tackle Paris Palmer are the two returning Nittany Lions from North Carolina.

    ➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season
    Redshirt season.

    ➤ High School
    A two-time letterman at Swansboro High School for coach Tim Laspada...Played multiple positions, spending time at running back and receiver, along with returning kickoffs and punts…Was invited to The Opening on the Nike campus...Under Armour All-American as a senior and rushed for 699 yards and nine touchdowns, while making 28 receptions for 269 yards and four scores...Helped the Pirates to an 8-4 record and an appearance in the NCHSAA 3A playoffs as a senior team captain...Amassed more than 2,000 all-purpose yards during his junior season and gained nearly 1,500 all-purpose yards as a senior...Saw time in the secondary where he totaled 100 tackles, two interceptions and recovered seven fumbles...Rated a four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com, ranking 66th in the ESPN 300...Played in the Under Armour All-America Game, was a Top 10 recruit in North Carolina by ESPN (fifth) and 247Sports.com (10th) and was rated among the nation’s top 40 prep wide receivers by three of the major recruiting services.

    ➤ Personal
    Full name is DeAndre Lewis Thompkins...Son of Shawn and Jawanna Thompkins...Has one younger brother, Tayshawn...Mother, Jawanna, played softball at Florida A&M University...Enjoys playing the guitar and watching movies...Interested in majoring in psychology to pursue a career in neuropsychology...Born October 1, 1995 in Pensacola, Fla.

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