David Thompson was one of the top high school baseball players in the state of Florida in 2012. He signed with Miami to be a two-sport athlete in both baseball and football.
After a redshirt season in football and a good freshman year in baseball, Thompson is now listed as only a baseball player by the University of Miami. He no longer appears on the team's football roster, and that means he will focus solely on his baseball career moving forward.
Thompson, 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds, started 51 of the team's 62 games this past season. He started off at first base but was switched to third base midway through the season. The state's all-time prep home run leader (55) hit .286 with six home runs and 84 runs batted in in his first year. He made 13 errors in the field.
The Hurricanes will enter the 2013 season with five scholarship quarterbacks -- Stephen Morris, Ryan Williams, Preston Dewey, Gray Crow, and Kevin Olsen.