A Pair Lead For Two-Way Threat

Cal received signed LOI's from a handful of JC prospects and they remain in the top two for another one, College of the Siskiyous (Calif.) receiver/cornerback Chaz Thompson, who is a February signee...

College of the Siskiyous two-way threat Chaz Thompson (6-1, 195), didn't sign earlier this week during the JC signing day and instead he'll be signing on February 7th.

Where he will sign with is the bigger question.

"I've taken two visits, to Tulsa and to Cal and I've got a couple of visits set up for January, to Oklahoma State and to Michigan, but I don't really want to there with the weather so cold."

Of the two schools he's visited, Cal and Tulsa, his visit to Berkeley is standing out.

"Cal is looking real good to me right now," said Thompson. "My mom likes it for the academics and if my mom plays a big factor than Cal is going to be attractive. I was on my visit this weekend and Bernard Hicks was my host. I really liked it there. Cal wants me to play DB there."

Thompson played cornerback and receiver for Siskiyous this past season, and said Tulsa has told him he could go both ways there.

"Tulsa wants me on both sides of the ball, but everyone else wants me as a DB and a return specialist," said Thompson. "This year I played receiver and then they moved me to DB and I ended up with seven picks. So I'm fine with playing DB."

Michigan State has also offered Thompson and Washington has showed some interest but at least for now, Cal and Tulsa have the upper hand.

"Tulsa was the first school to offer me and I'm from Texas so its close to home," said Thompson. "But Cal is a bigtime school and I liked it there, so I'm going to go home for Christmas and talk with my family about it. I'm going to wait until January to make my decision after I take some more trips."

Thompson said he had a couple more units that he needed to get completed which is why he didn't sign in December.

"I'm just going to wait until the spring to graduate and then I'll be somewhere in summer," said Thompson, who will have three years to play two seasons.

As a freshman playing solely on offense, Thompson had 38 catches for 605 yards and 12 touchdowns.


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