Richardson (TX) Lake Highlands is home to one of the top offensive linemen in the country; tackle Kent Perkins. Another name to watch along the offensive line is Nick Thurman.
The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder certainly showed he has the ability to play at the next level after an impressive showing last week at TCU’s mini-camp. Thurman turned in a 4.6 shuttle time and displayed good footwork during various drills.
Thurman says his experience at TCU’s camp was to learn as much as he could so he can help his team.
“I thought it was good, just today my objective was to be a sponge and suck up all the information that all the coaches and position coaches were giving me and just take that back to high school and make my team that much better,” Thurman said.
Thurman says plenty of schools, including TCU are showing interest. The big lineman is taking time with the process and will evaluate each school closely as they come into the picture.
“There are a lot of schools contacting me by mail, email or Facebook or have come by the school,” he said. “Right now me and my family are open to everybody and we just want to see what our options are and make the decision.”
How much interest has TCU shown?
“They’ve showed a lot of interest, I’ve talked to Coach Burns a lot and he really wanted me to come to this camp,” he said. “We ended up coming down and having a nice conversation and it ended up that TCU really likes me. I have a lot of interest in TCU.”
TCU’s proximity, winning tradition and upgrade in competition are the main reasons the Horned Frogs look like a nice option to Thurman.
“I like that it’s close to home, they also got in a better conference with better competition and they’re a contender for the Big 12 championship and another BCS Bowl. That’s what I really like about them.”