Pebblebrook wide receiver Dami’on Thompson has his sights set on the beach.
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound junior committed to Coastal Carolina on Thursday.
“I am very humbled and blessed to be making one of these statements,” Thompson tweeted. “This has not been an easy process, so I would like to thank my parents, coaches, teammates and mentors for helping me get to the position that I’m in now.
“I also want to thank the universities that gave me opportunities to come play for their programs. Football is everything to me and I put my heart into this game. I want to go play somewhere where the game is still fun for me every day.
“With that said, I will be committing to Coastal Carolina University!”
Thompson chose the Conway, South Carolina, university over other Division I offers including Illinois, Buffalo, Kent State, Western Kentucky, UAB and future Sun Belt Conference foe Troy.
During the 2020 season, Thompson helped Pebblebrook to a 6-5 record and its fourth state playoff appearance in the last five seasons. He finished the year with 18 receptions for 461 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 25.6 yards per catch.
One of Thompson’s biggest games of the year came when he caught three touchdown passes against archrival South Cobb.
Thompson becomes the fourth player with Cobb County ties to head to Coastal Carolina in recent years, including former Allatoona defensive tackle Rolan Wooden and former Kennesaw Mountain quarterback Jarrett Guest. Current McEachern quarterback Bryce Archie committed to the Chanticleers last week.
Thompson is the second wide receiver from the class of 2022 to commit to Coastal Carolina, joining Rian Black from Rockledge, Florida.