Thompson Signs with Delaware

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Star linebacker Jasawn Thompson signed a National Letter of Intent on Feb. 4 to play football for the University of Delaware, where he plans to major in health and physical education.

Thompson, an All-County and All-Conference player for the Falcons, won two major Suffolk County awards for the 2014 season – the Rob Burnett Award for top defensive player and the Bob Collotta Award for best linebacker.

He made a verbal commitment earlier this school year to play middle linebacker for the Fightin’ Blue Hens program. He also considered Old Dominion and Boston College, but visits to UD’s Newark campus – the homecoming game last fall and an official visit last month – solidified his choice. “I like the campus, the fun environment, the atmosphere and setting, and all of the coaches I talked to,” Thompson said. “I’m very excited and can’t wait to go there, play football and get a great education.”

Older brother Aaron plays football closer to home at Stony Brook, where he is a sophomore defensive lineman. The prospect of a potential Blue Hens-Seawolves matchup appeals to Thompson. “It would be a good experience to play against each other,” he said. “We are very competitive.”

Their mother, Kaylar, was proudly in attendance at Deer Park’s athletic department office on Signing Day. “I am excited and blessed,” she said. “I pushed him but he did all the work.”