Three-star defensive back Joseph Thompson officially signed with Illinois during the Early Signing Period on Wednesday.
⭐️⭐️⭐️ and state champion ➡️ #Illini@__Scrappie is staying home. pic.twitter.com/zFB4nS6z2B— Illinois Football (@IlliniFootball) December 19, 2018
Originally committed to Iowa State, Thompson flipped his commitment to Illinois in late April. He hails from Phillips Academy in Chicago.
Thompson is the 26th-best recruit in the state of Illinois and 124th-best cornerback in the nation, according to 247.
At 5-foot-10, 160 pounds, Illinois surely hopes to be able to give Thompson a year of growth in the program, hopefully redshirting him, but with the Illini’s struggles in the defensive backfield this season, don’t be surprised if he gets a few chances as a freshman in 2019.
Thompson is one of four Illinois commits from the state of Illinois currently in the 2019 class.
Check out Thompson’s junior year highlights below.
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