Two Stand Out to Thompson

OCT. 24 -- The Pittsburg (Calif.) 2016 four-star safety, Shurod Thompson, has a pair of Pac-12 schools standing out to him...

Pittsburg (Calif.) 2016 safety Shurod Thompson (6-1, 205) is one of the West’s top prospects in his class.

The four-star is nearing double digit offers, with offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, California, Colorado, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington State and Weber State.

But Thompson said two are standing out for him.

“UCLA and Cal are my top two right now,” said Thompson. “I’m not going to make an early decision, but those two are standing out.”

Both Cal and UCLA have seen him play this fall, Cal doing so earlier in the season and UCLA defensive line coach Angus McClure being at his game on Friday.

“I know Coach Angus from UCLA was at our game but I didn’t get a chance to say hi or wave or anything because I was just focused on the game,” said Thompson.

McClure saw Thompson’s teammate, Jordan Parker, as well, and offered Parker earlier this week.

The two went to UCLA’s game at Cal over the weekend where Thompson also joined UCLA commit Stephen Johnson, who was decked out in Bruin gear.

“I’ve been to a couple of Cal games because it’s close to home,” said Thompson. “I hope to visit some more schools but I might do that more in the spring.”

Thompson is having a good season for the Pirates, with two interceptions, one he took back for a touchdown, and 24 tackles and having two touchdown receptions.

With McClure in attendance on Friday, he and the Pirates shutout Brentwood (Calif.) Heritage, their fourth shutout in the past five games.

“We started off fast and we knew it was a good team, so we just played hard and hungry,” said Thompson. “We’re in league play now, so we had a tough schedule early to prepare us for league each week.”


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