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Glen Rose senior Derek Thompson, who quarterbacked the Tigers to consecutive state playoff appearances and was an honorable-mention selection to the Texas Sports Writers’ Association Class 3A All-State team, came through on his verbal commitment to play collegiately at the University of North Texas last week when he signed a national letter of intent with the Mean Green. Seated with Thompson are his parents, Terry Wendy Dunn. Standing in back is Glen Rose head football coach and director of athletics Tommy Dunn.