Two Broward County athletes made the most important decision of their young lives over the weekend.
Senior quarterback Courtney Thompson (6-0, 180), who was instrumental in Everglades run in a competitive district, has committed to Kansas State University.
While he was an outstanding leader on the offensive side of the ball, Thompson is projected to play cornerback in Manhattan.
Thompson threw for 678 yards and added 187 on the ground with 7 touchdowns.
Thompson made his decision after visiting Kansas State this past weekend.
Class of 2010 speedster Ethan Grant also made his decision way ahead of time, and the impressive running back from North Broward Prep will head across Country to play for the Oregon Ducks.
The 5 -10, 170 Grant, who came to North Broward Prep this year from St. Thomas Aquinas, is considered one of the fastest players in the country, and can play running back, receiver and special teams.
The Ducks were not the only school to make an offer. Georgia Tech, West Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, UCLA, and Boston College were all in on this potential game-changer.
"I have watched Ethan since he began playing football and running track," said Roy Jossfolk of EliteScoutingServices.com. "This is a young man who will do some great things next year in high school as well as making a huge impact with the Ducks."