Iowa State has given an offer to Jayme Thompson, a former 4-star prospect at safety and an Ohio State Buckeye recruit.
The Cyclones gave the offer to Thompson on Tuesday according to 247Sports. On August 5th, the University of Ohio gave him his first offer since transferring to Iowa Western Community College.
Thompson signed up and enrolled at Ohio State in 2013, committing to the Buckeyes after flipping his original commitment to West Virginia. After missing 2013 with an injury, he played in Ohio State’s spring game this year but was granted a release just days later. Word got around during the release that he thought about committing to Kentucky, and reportedly was going to go to a spring practice.
Thompson almost committed to Kentucky as a Class of 2013 prospect but opted to stay in Ohio. Now thinks it’s “just time for a change.”
— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) April 16, 2014
Both the Mountaineers and Wildcats looked to be a favorite to land the transfer but because he likely wasn’t able to get a medical waiver, he decided to head to Iowa Western to get some playing time before landing at a different college. Those two teams are likely still in play as long as they give the safety an offer. Other schools could be in the mix (via Land-Grant Holy Land):
Eleven Warriors reports that Thompson may also consider Penn State, Rutgers and Louisville, in addition to Kentucky and WVU, although it’s questionable whether or not he would be allowed to transfer to another Big Ten school by the staff.
If not, Iowa State could get a steal in a 2015 JUCO transfer. Thompson checks in at 6-foot-2 and weighs 185 pounds.