She's a member of the number one ranked recruiting class in the country but Lexington graduate Olivia Thompson stands out as the only newcomer who does not have a scholarship in hand.

Thompson is a preferred walk-on and she hopes to earn a scholarship sooner than later. But the reigning 5A state player of the year was headed to the South Atlantic Conference and not the SEC. Thompson was on the verge of committing to Lenoir-Rhyne. But two days before committing to the Bears, USC head coach Dawn Staley called with that offer and Thompson decided a few days later she wanted to stay in the state for her college career.

Thompson is coming off a senior season where she helped lead Lexington to the 5A state semi-finals.