Redshirt freshman defensive lineman who will have an opportunity to showcase his skills this spring.
2016: Redshirted in his true freshman season... saw action briefly at Mississippi State, but was hampered throughout the fall with an ankle sprain.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played along the defensive line at Fort Lauderdale's Dillard High School in Florida... graduated in 2016... the Panthers went 6-5 in his senior season... coached by Lorenzo Davis... Rivals gives him a three-star rating, the 91st-best player in the Sunshine State and the 46th-best defensive tackle in the country... rated a three-star prospect, the 78th-best player in Florida and the No. 31 strongside defensive end in the country by 247Sports... ESPN considers him a three-star prospect, the 108th-best player in Florida and the 49th-best defensive tackle in the nation.
PERSONAL: Full name is Aaron Bernard Thompson Jr... born June 24, 1997.