WR recruit Thompson flips from Bama to Auburn

  • Tom VanHaaren, ESPN Personnel WriterJul 29, 2023, 05:48 PM ET


    • ESPN staff author
    • Joined ESPN in 2011
    • Graduated from Central Michigan

Hugh Freeze added an essential dedication to his 2024 recruiting class Saturday when pass receiver Perry Thompson flipped from Alabama to Auburn.Thompson is the No. 40 hire overall and the No. 4 hire in the state of Alabama. He had actually been committed to Alabama since June.The 6-foot-3, 205-pound receiver from Foley

(Ala.)High School was going to Auburn when he revealed his flip live on Instagram. Thompson was with Freeze at a pool, had a microphone in his hand and proclaimed the commitment.Once he announced, other players at the swimming pool raised Freeze in the air and tossed

him in the pool. Thompson then jumped in shortly after to celebrate with his new coach.With Thompson now in the class, the Tigers have seven ESPN 300 dedications. He

‘s the highest-ranked recruit in the class for Auburn, one spot ahead of linebacker Demarcus Riddick, who is also an in-state recruit.The Crimson Tide now have 10 commitments in the class, with Thompson having been the Alabama dedicate ranked 3rd


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