SYD'QUAN THOMPSON, WR/CB, 5'10, 180, 4.4, SACREMENTO GRANT, CALIFORNIA:
Syd'Quan Thompson is one of the most electrifying players in the country, and he is drawing scholarships offers at both wide receiver and cornerback.
"It feels good to know that a lot of colleges know what I am capable of doing on both sides of the ball," said Thompson. "It feels great to know that colleges know that I can play both ways and that I can make plays a lot of different ways in college."
Thompson says he doesn't have a preference on which side of the ball he plays, but he does want to play special teams as a return man on both kicks and punts. Thompson averaged more than 32 yards on both kick and punt returns last season, and he returned three punts for touchdowns and two kick-offs for scores. At wide receiver, Thompson caught 17 passes for a little over 400 yards and five touchdowns. At running back, he rushed for 990 yards and 12 touchdowns, and at cornerback he finished with 79 tackles and five interceptions. He also came up with two fumble recoveries and over 15 passes batted down. Thompson can bench 215 he starts in hoops.
"The only camp I went to was the NIKE camp at Stanford. I really didn't get a chance to do any of the events because my groin was bothering me," said Thompson "I tried to the shuttle and posted one of the fastest times. Then I tried to do some of the other events and my leg wouldn't let me."
Thompson has been offered by nine schools at this point.
"I am keeping my options open right now," said Thompson. "I like Cal, Oklahoma, Florida, UCLA with Washington and Arizona rounding out the schools I really like," said Thompson.
"Oklahoma, Arizona, Washington, Cal and UCLA have offered me. I have scheduled a visit to Oklahoma on October 22nd, and that is a school that is one of my top choices. I want to see what the environment is like at Oklahoma, what kind of school they have and what kind of education I can get there. I know a lot about their football program, but I don't know much about Oklahoma in general or about the school. I am looking forward to visiting them."
Thompson has not set any other visits at this time, but he hopes to set visits with Florida, Washington, Michigan and Arizona. Thompson has qualified.
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