"(McCollum) said he's pushing hard to get me an offer," Nick Tompkins said. Coach McCollum is keeping in touch with Tompkins weekly. "He keeps me updated and wants me to know that Georgia Tech wants me there."
And he may be the speedy running back that the Yellow Jackets are looking for – Tompkins said that he has been clocked at 4.39 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Additionally, he was informed during a Junior Day visit that he would be used at the A-back position, which seems like a perfect fit to Tompkins.
"We watched some tape of the Tech offense, and I really liked what I saw," Tompkins said. "I saw a lot of wide-open holes, and I felt like I could run for days in that offense."
Bringing a sub-4.4 40 time to campus would be beneficial for his game as well, according to Tompkins. The ability to burst through those holes is still something a good A-back needs, in his opinion, and that's something that can be done.
When Tompkins visited the Flats for Junior Day, he was very comfortable with the feel of the campus. "I really loved the campus and the facilities." Tompkins had the feeling that he belonged there after taking his visit.
Due to his baseball schedule at Brookwood, he may not be able to visit in the near future, but would still like to make his way back to Tech at some point in the spring.
He continues to look at other schools (other schools that have his attention include Wisconsin, Michigan State, UGA, BYU, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State), but the proximity to his home in Snellville is one of the reasons why Georgia Tech remains high on his list. And in his opinion, Tech needs him at A-back, as well.
"They need that big-play guy – someone that can carry it 60 yards," Tompkins said. "I know I could be a good player in their system." The type of offense that a school runs will be an important factor in Tompkins' decision.