Canadian Corner Headed to UCLA

Montreal (Canada) Vanier cornerback Anthony Thompson picks UCLA after visiting Westwood and will enroll in time for spring practice...

UCLA isn't done adding players to its 2011 class, and they went to the Great White North to find their latest prospect.

Montreal (Canada) Vanier cornerback Anthony Thompson (6-1, 208) visited UCLA last week and will be a Bruin.

"I signed the scholarship papers," said Thompson. "Because of my situation and where I'm from, I won't sign a letter of intent. But I signed scholarship papers and I've been admitted, so I'm just waiting for a little more paperwork."

Despite playing at Vanier College, Thompson is considered a prep and will have the full five years to play his four seasons at UCLA.

"I'm going to be there on March 28th and I'll be able to do spring practice," said Thompson.

Thompson also had offers from Cincinnati and Oregon State and the Beaver coaches had hoped to get him out to Corvallis for a visit, but he won't be making it.

When he visited UCLA, it was his first time in Los Angeles.

"I'd never been there, but it was really nice and the people there were great," said Thompson.

Thompson said UCLA took an interest in him through a Canadian scout, and Tim Hundley was recruiting him to the Bruins.

"Coach Hundley was the coach I got to know," said Thompson.

Thompson will play in the secondary for the Bruins, and his versatility will put him at a couple of positions.

"I'll play corner at first, then safety and nickle," said Thompson.

Thompson said his family will be able to see UCLA for the first time in March, when he enrolls.

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