PRIOR TO DUKE: Lettered four seasons at Southern Lee under coach Ken Neal ... four-star prospect according to Rivals.com ... three-star prospect according to ESPN.com and 247Sports.com ... consensus top-60 safety nationally by 247Sports.com (No. 31), Rivals.com (No. 35) and ESPN.com (No. 54) ... collected 58 tackles, 3.0 sacks, four INTs and two defensive TDs during senior season... recorded three INTs in a 28-20 victory against Triton on October 20, 2017, including a 65-yard return for a TD ... as a junior, booked 84 tackles, four INTs and seven PBUs to earn first team All-Cape Fear Valley 3-A honors ... also in 2016, helped the Cavaliers to an 8-4 record and bid to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 3A state playoffs ... finished with 35 tackles, one tackle for loss and one INT as a sophomore ... named to the All-Cape Fear Valley 3-A second team as a sophomore ... during freshman year, credited with 28 tackles and one INT and earned second team All-Cape Fear Valley 3-A accolades ... also played basketball and earned Cape Fear Valley Conference Player of the Year accolades as a junior and, as a senior, helped Southern Lee to a 25-4 overall record and quarterfinal appearance in the NCHSAA Class 3A state playoffs.
PERSONAL: Born February 19, 2000 ... son of Treva Thompson ... aunt, Doris T. Fox, earned a master’s degree from Duke’s Divinity School.