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Better late than never for Thompson, Bonner

Feb. 6, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Updated Feb. 5, 2013 at 8:06 p.m.

Refugio had three players  sign to play college football on Wednesday. Draigon Silvas will attend Texas A&M Kingsville, Malcolm Franklin is going to West Texas A&M and Marcus Thompson is headed to Blinn  College.

Refugio's Marcus Thompson and Woodsboro's DeBray Bonner signed letters-of-intent on Wednesday.

But neither senior knew where they would be playing next season until Tuesday.

Refugio coach Jason Herring said Thompson received an offer from Blinn College in Brenham late in the afternoon.

Thompson caught 65 passes for 1,640 yards and 25 touchdowns for the Bobcats last season and will play wide receiver at Blinn.

"I know they have a lot of great athletes and they send a lot of players to the Division I level," Thompson said. "A lot of great people like Cam Newton went there and went on to play in the NFL."

Woodsboro coach Wade Miller said he got a call from Minot State, a Division II school in North Dakota, about the offer for Bonner late Tuesday night.

Bonner played running back and defensive back for the Eagles and is expected to play defense at Minot State.

Bonner rushed for 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns and had 350 yards receiving last season.



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