Will Thompson commit on Louisville visit?

Chaz Thompson, a JUCO defensive back from the College of the Siskiyous (Ca.), arrived in Louisville Friday for an official visit with the Cardinals this weekend. Will the three-star cornerback commit to Louisville on his visit?

Chaz Thompson, a three-star cornerback from the College of the Siskiyous (Ca.), arrived in Louisville Friday for an official visit with the Cardinals this weekend.

Originally from Texas City, TX, the 6-1, 195-pound Thompson has already visited California. After his visit to Louisville this weekend, he's scheduled to go to Tulsa next weekend.

"Those are three on the list right now," said College of the Siskiyous coach Eric Young.

Thompson, a versatile athlete, played multiple positions in junior college. As a wide receiver, Thompson caught 13 passes for 255 yards as a sophomore and returned five punts for 60 yards. On defense, Thompson made 26 tackles, intercepted four passes and broke up five passes.

"He's a fantastic kid and a really good athlete," said Young. "He played wide receiver and cornerback for us and also returned punts. However, I anticipate him playing cornerback at the next level. He's a good player."

While Cal and Tulsa have been involved with Thompson for a while, Louisville only recently became an option for the talented cornerback. Despite Louisville's late entry into his recruitment, Thompson is excited about his visit to U of L this weekend.

"His interest in Louisville is something that just recently happened," Young said. "He had a previous relationship with Coach Kragthorpe when he was recruiting him at Tulsa and when he moved to Louisville that opened the door with Louisville. He has a real good relationship with Coach Kragthorpe. He was pretty excited to get on that plane to go to Louisville this weekend."

Could that excitement translate into a commitment for Kragthorpe's Cardinals?

"He's scheduled to visit Tulsa next weekend, but it wouldn't shock me if he committed to Louisville during his visit," Young said. "But if I had to guess he'll probably come back from Louisville and mull things over a little bit (before making a decision)."

Thompson will sign a national letter of intent next month.

"He will finish here in May and he's on track to graduate," Young said.


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