Perry Thompson Shares Insight into Decision to Flip

Perry Thompson Shares Insight into Decision to Flip

The Gulf Coast found itself at the center of the college football news cycle over the weekend, with Foley 5-star wide receiver Perry Thompson flipping his commitment from Alabama to Auburn. Thompson, who had been committed to the Crimson Tide for a year, has visited The Plains several times over the last few months and a flip almost felt inevitable.

Nonetheless, it illustrated a bigger narrative going on in the SEC right now, as Thompson was the second 5-star Hugh Freeze landed in the last week, flipping linebacker Demarcus Riddick from Georgia over Alabama as well. From a recruiting perspective, Auburn is back and Hugh Freeze is not slowing down.

Thompson spoke about his decision while representing Foley yesterday at Baldwin County Media Days:

“Really just Hugh Freeze and what he can do with receivers. I know he’s a receiver specialist and can push me to the top. The legacy I can make at Auburn too. I know Alabama has produced great receivers but I want to be able to make my own legacy at Auburn,” Thompson stated.

Auburn is also in play for 5-star safety KJ Bolden, who will announce his decision this weekend. The Buford star is ranked as the #1 safety in the class of 2024 and would be an absolutely massive get for Hugh Freeze and the Auburn Tigers.

Michael Brauner