May 15, 2010
Delaware OL picks up two more
Two new schools have made themselves players in the recruitment of Delaware offensive lineman Trip Thurman.
The 6-foot-6, 302-pound lineman from Dover recently picked up scholarship offers from Syracuse and NC State, and he spoke with Rivals.com about what that means for him going forward.
"Syracuse just offered me and before that my latest offer was North Carolina State," Thurman recalled.
"Right now I'm interested in all the schools (that have offered). I don't really have a top five yet."
Thurman said one of Syracuse's coaches came to Dover after one of his workouts late this week. It was the first time he had seen him though he had been in contact with Syracuse since his sophomore year.
"I had been in touch with coach (Stan) Drayton, who's now at Florida. I guess that started back when I was a sophomore. Syracuse has been following me since then."
Thurman didn't have that kind of relationship with NC State, though he is equally excited about what the Wolfpack might be able to offer him.
"Last Friday they sent the offer and I believe it was coach Mike Reed that came down. It was the first time that I've been in contact with NC State. They just came to say 'hello' and 'how are you doing' and it was pretty overwhelming because I hadn't talked with them or built a relationship. They just came by and offered."
Thurman said he will be camping at the University of Florida this summer. That's the only thing on his schedule that is set in stone, though he does plan on attending at least a couple of other one-day camps.
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