McGill-Toolen quarterback Bubba Thompson has chosen to stick with baseball after all, but he will do it at a different school than originally intended.
Coming into the 2016 football season, Thompson was committed to the Auburn Tigers to play baseball. Some were unsure of how Thompson would be at quarterback, following in Paris Chambers’ footsteps, and whether he could lead McGill-Toolen back to the Super 7.
After Thompson led McGill-Toolen back to the state title game, winning 13 straight over teams like Spanish Fort, Blount, Central-Phenix City and more, there was plenty of interest in the Auburn baseball commit to play football as well.
Just not from Auburn.
Thompson decommitted as Tennessee, Ole Miss, Troy and others came courting the Yellow Jacket’s quarterback to play football. He threw for over 3,100 yards and 38 touchdowns with only six interceptions. He also ran for over 500 yards and five touchdowns. Thompson was runner-up behind Alabama WR commit Henry Ruggs III from Lee-Montgomery for 7A Back of the Year and was 12th in Mr. Football voting.
He only took one official visit before national signing day and that was to Troy. He had a baseball visit to Alabama scheduled for this past weekend and that led to him choosing baseball as the sport to follow.
I will like to thank god for the opportunity that I have and also my family,friends,coaches for supporting me.I will be committing to UA⚾️ pic.twitter.com/AJhY61Sxbo
— Bubba thompson (@Bubbathompson5) February 7, 2017
He plays in the outfield, and hit .469 with 39 runs scored for McGill-Toolen during his junior year.
Thompson could also be called on by a major league team in the upcoming MLB draft on June 12. For now though, he says he’s staying with Alabama. Baseball’s signing period begins April 12.