CHRISTIANSBURG – JT Thompson, a multi-sport star at Christiansburg High School, has announced plans to attend Concord University where he will play football and baseball.
He called Concord the right spot for him to play athletics, and for the academics.
“When I stepped onto campus, I felt like I was in the right spot,” said Thompson. “The environment was very calm and seemed very adaptable, but with that being said there was also the competitive side of things where Concord being a school with mainly athletes I can compete inside and outside of the classroom.”
On the football field at linebacker, Thompson was second in tackles this past season with 100 including 44 solos. He also caught 11 passes for 311 yards and was named to the second team all-River Ridge District team.
In baseball as a junior as an outfielder and second baseman, Thompson was second team all-River Ridge and was all-region 3C honorable mention. He batted .333 while hitting six doubles, three homeruns and 20 RBI’s.
Concord University is a public university in Athens, W.Va and has a current enrollment of 1,375 students. The university is known athletically as the Mountain Lions and is an NCAA Division II school, and a member of the Mountain East Conference.
This past season, the school’s football team finished 1-10. The Concord baseball team has been predicted to win the Mountain East Conference South Division with the release of the MEC Coaches’ Preseason Poll Friday afternoon. Last year, the squad was 27-19.
The football team’s head coach Brian Ferguson has a Blacksburg connection as his sons played for the Bruins.
Thompson said his goal on the field is to change the game for both programs.
“A day won’t go by without me training for either sport,” he said.
At Concord, he will join former Christiansburg pitcher and third baseman MJ Hunter. Thompson plans to major in business at Concord.