NEW ORLEANS — There is a lot of SEC talent up and down the Landry-Walker roster. Yet as it stands now, many of those players will be dispersed across the conference.
The teammates’ decisions came just more than a month apart. But because it is still early in the recruiting process for both of Louisiana’s youngest and most promising talents, they have yet to rule out teaming up together on the next level.
“Well, I told Keytaon my freshman year (that) he is elite and I would like to play on his side after high school,” Jason said. “So, we’re kind of working together on the recruiting process.”
Jason wasn’t upset when Thompson committed to Mississippi State this week, nor was he surprised.
Much like the Bulldogs’ current quarterback Dak Prescott, Thompson is an ideal fit with the offense. The decision made sense, Jason said.
“Well, he talked about it with me and asked what I thought on it. I told him I think that they (Mississippi State) fit his scheme good and they’re not a bad team,” the 4-star receiver said. “ButI feel that Mississippi State was a good choice for him and I would love to see if he sticks with them.”
Asked about Thompson’s commitment, Jason added he believes it’s very strong.
“I think the commitment is solid,” he said. “It’s really his choice and how he looks at it at the end of the day.”
Thompson chose Mississippi State over the likes of Florida, Miami, Tennessee and LSU, where Jason is committed to.
While Jason had hoped Thompson would have joined him in nearby Baton Rouge, La., he has not completely given up on that possibility.
“When you really look at it, I’m not upset at the fact that you have to go where you feel best for you and where you think you will make an impact,” Jason explained. “But I would’ve loved for him to choose them (LSU). But the good thing is I still have two years to look into my recruiting process. Even though I’m committed, I still get to explore.”
“The good thing about it is we have so much time,” Jason added.
Jason currently holds an offer from only LSU, but has generated interest from both Auburn and Miami.
Considered the No. 4 player in Louisiana’s 2018 class and the No. 5 receiver in the nation, Jason said it would be a bit awkward if both his and Thompson’s commitments remain solid and the two teammates face off against one another in a few years.
The good thing about it is that they both play offense, Jason joked.
“Well, we on the same side of the ball so all I can do is watch him and tell my defense to hold up cause he’s a playmaker and the same from him,” he said. “I’ll be great, though. There’s a lot of talent coming from both teams.”