The transition to the Bryan Harsin era officially began this spring on The Plains but it appears we are still seeing a changing of the guard at Auburn as the football program has experienced a flurry of new additions to the transfer portal over the last week.

The activity began with defensive linemen Jaren Handy and Jay Hardy entering the portal and continued with quarterback Chayil Garnett doing the same on Monday.

Now defensive back Chris Thompson has made the same decision after just one season at Auburn. This news was first reported by Matt Zenitz of

Thompson appeared in six games for the Tigers last fall after appearing in the 2020 Under Armour All-America Game out of Duncanville High School in DeSoto, Texas.

Here is the official bio for Thompson on the Auburn team site:

2020: True freshman safety who played in six games … saw first action against Georgia … 2 tackles vs. LSU … 3 tackles in Citrus Bowl … SEC academic honor roll

High School: Physical defender who arrived at Auburn in January … punishing tackler for Coach Reginald Samples at Duncanville High, helping the Panthers advance to the Class 6A state semifinals as a senior and finals as a junior … Under Armour All-America Game … second team TSWA all-state as a junior … preseason SportsDay area defensive player of the year … first team all-area … Watkins Award national semi-finalist … Tom Landry Award finalist … academic all-state and National Honor Society … USA Today high school sports award … also a track and field and basketball letterman … MaxPreps All-American … ESPN rates him the No. 2 safety prospect nationally … top 30 player in Texas by 247, ESPN, PrepStar