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Trent Thompson is new No.1 football recruit in 247Sports Composite Rankings


Defensive tackle Trent Thompson (Albany, Ga.Westover) is the new No. 1 recruit according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings released on Monday afternoon.

The 6-4, 292-pound recruit already holds offers from some of the elite programs in college football with the defensing champion Florida State Seminoles, Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers, Georgia Bulldogs, Michigan State Spartans, Florida Gators and Tennessee Volunteers among his offers.

Thompson has named Georgia as his leader, but Auburn and Florida State have hosted Thompson for unofficial visits on multiple occasions could be viewed as the top early challengers for Georgia to land Thompson.

Thompson is the best of a very good group of defensive tackles in this class with Tim Settle, Daylon Mack, Daron Payne and Shy Tuttle all five-star talents.

Thompson possesses one of the quickest first steps and ability to explode out of his stance that rivals former top recruits like Tommie Harris and Warren Sapp, Thompson is going to be one of the biggest battles this recruiting cycle.

LSU commit Kevin Toliver II was the previous No. 1 in the Composite Rankings. Clemson commit Mitch Hyatt,  Alabama commit Ricky Town and five-star quarterback Josh Rosen could be candidates to earn the top spot which is sure to fluctuate throughout the next year, but Thompson has the distinction of being No.1 for now.

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