USC's hot run ends with Thompson's decision

June 24, 2014 

DB Jalen Thompson of Mobile, Ala., on Tuesday afternoon announced a commitment to nearby South Alabama. He chose the Jaguars over USC.

Thompson visited the Gamecocks late last week. His other reported offers during the recruiting process included Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Miami, Nebraska, NC State and Central Florida.

"Just felt like home," said Thompson who will also play baseball at South Alabama. "The coaches are great. I just wanna be different."

USC's recent run on cornerbacks also played a role in his decision to choose USA. "Yes sir," Thompson said without elaborating.

Thompson had 39 tackles and 7 interceptions last season.

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