By NU Athletic Communications
OL, 6-6, 295, The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands HS)
Brandon Thompson is one of four players in the Nebraska signing class who are expected to begin their Husker careers on the offensive line. The 6-6, 295-pound Thompson is also one of nine Texans in the signing group, the largest group of players from that state to sign with Nebraska in a single season. Thompson was the leader of the Highlanders' offense in 2007, providing protection for a quarterback who threw for nearly 1,600 yards and paving the way for three running backs to top 300 yards on the ground. Despite battling injuries during his senior season, Thompson's play earned him first-team all-district honors in the 5A ranks. Thompson also earned all-district honors as a junior, when he helped Coach Mark Schmid's squad to a 6-5 record. Thompson is ranked among the top 80 players in the Southwest region according to SuperPrep Magazine and is listed among the nation's top 50 offensive tackles by both ESPN.com and Scout.com. In addition to his talents on the football field, Thompson also excels for the Highlander track team, throwing the shot put and discus. Thompson chose Nebraska over Purdue, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Colorado. Brandon is the son of Jeff Thompson and Belinda Proctor and his stepfather is Leonard Proctor. Brandon was born on June 10, 1990.