Everrette Thompson high on OSU after official

EVERRETTE THOMPSON came away from his official visit to Oregon State very high on the Beavs, he said. No decision was made, however, for the 6-5.5, 231 pounder out of Kennedy High in Burien, Wash. Rated a four star prospect by Scout.com, Thompson talks about his black and orange experience after he and his family returned from Corvallis.

Thompson, asked about the Oregon State weekend highlights, and also if there were any not-so-highlights, said there were plenty in the first category. None, however, came to mind with respect to the latter.

"I'm really glad I went. It was a good experience. I'd say it was 100 percent all the way, I enjoyed my visit," said Thompson. "Spending time with the players a lot was great. It was finals week and most of the students were gone so I just hung around with the guys. The bowl practice, that was probably the highlight of the whole trip."

Thompson's player host was Beaver's Howard Croom. Thompson said he bonded with the Oregon State tight end over the weekend, and further strengthened the bonds he had already established with the coaches. Asked if there was one OSU coach in particular who stood out to him, Thompson said he couldn't pick one.

"I'd say all the coaches, they were all real nice. I probably strengthened my relationship with all of them really, with (Jay) Locey, (Danny) Langsdorf, everybody," said Thompson.

Thompson said a decision would likely come in the next two weeks and would focus on three schools -- Oregon State, Oregon and Washington. Washington State also made contact with Thompson late last week after Paul Wulff was named the Cougars' new head coach though it appears, at this late date in the recruiting year, Thompson's focus remains on the above trio and as of Sunday he had no plans to officially visit WSU.

Thompson said he still does not have a frontrunner. He does, however, anticipate making his decision by Jan. 1.

"I just let them (Oregon State) know that I'm going to think about it and make my decision. I'm thinking it will probably be in a week or two. They're all the same right now. I'm going to have a talk with my parents to go over the pros and cons for each...It's probably down to those three schools now," said Thompson.

Thompson said Robert Golden, A.J. Pickens, previous verbal Colin Lyons-Pena and one other prospect were on the trip with him in Corvallis.

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