Thompson Trips to BYU

Wide receiver recruit Brett Thompson took an unofficial visit to BYU this past weekend. Thompson is finishing up his junior season and is prepping for the basketball season that is to follow. TBS caught up with the promising wide receiver recruit to learn of his visits and how this past year has gone.

Brett Thompson is a 6-foot-3-inch, 205-pound wide receiver recruit from Oak Ridge High School, just outside of Sacramento, California. Thompson is following in the footsteps of current Cougar Austin Collie by leading Oak Ridge on the football field from the wide receiver position.

"I've had a couple of really good games to finish out league play," said Thompson. "My team runs a lot, but the last two games I've had around eight catches and 150 yards, so yeah, I'm excited for playoffs."

Thompson's squad secured a playoff berth with their win two weeks ago. He will figure prominently in how his team fares in the playoffs while he starts at receiver returns kicks for his squad.

"I'm back there, but I haven't had a lot of opportunities to return kicks," said Thompson. "They sort of kick it away from us most of the time."

Thompson will finish out this season and immediately begin running the point guard position for his high school basketball team. Right now, Thompson is just focusing on football and is receiving a bevy of letters from would-be suitors at the collegiate level.

Thompson said that Cal, UCLA, Wake Forest, Florida, Oregon, BYU and some other schools have been sending him letters.

"Wake Forest is sending me a lot of handwritten letters, so they seem pretty interested," said Thompson.

As reported in a previous article, Thompson has received a scholarship offer from BYU. He is very interested in BYU and made an unofficial visit this past weekend to Provo to check out the school and attend the game against Colorado State.

"It was great," said Thompson. "I really enjoyed myself. The game was awesome. It was my first time seeing a BYU game live and the atmosphere was incredible. The fans were loud and I really liked being there. It was an amazing experience."

Thompson was able to tour some of the facilities and get a look at the players' locker room, among other things. He also met briefly with most of the coaches on staff, but primarily with head coach Bronco Mendenhall and quarterback coach Brandon Doman, the latter being Thompson's primary recruiter.

"Coach Doman is a great guy," said Thompson. "He's a bit younger and he's very positive and energetic. He's a great guy and a great coach."

Thompson is just finishing up his junior year and isn't close to deciding which school he'll eventually sign with. While he likes BYU, he will consider other schools during the process.

"We'll just see how it works out," said Thompson. "I'll just wait and see what offers come my way and then go from there."


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