Syd'Quan Thompson from Sacramento Grant did it all on both sides of the ball last season. Thompson has been on UCLA's radar for a while and is getting early recruiting attention..."> Syd'Quan Thompson from Sacramento Grant did it all on both sides of the ball last season. Thompson has been on UCLA's radar for a while and is getting early recruiting attention...">

JR DB Prospect Syd'Quan Thompson

Being the junior class "Mr. Football" in the state of California, athlete <b>Syd'Quan Thompson</b> from Sacramento Grant did it all on both sides of the ball last season. Thompson has been on UCLA's radar for a while and is getting early recruiting attention...

Syd'Quan Thompson, 5-11, 173, Sacramento (Calif.) Grant, was named "Mr. Football" for the junior class of California last year. He can do it all. Thompson was named first team all-league, metro, and state under-class. He had 950 yards rushing with 18 touchdowns, caught 15 passes for 360 yards and four touchdowns. On defense, he had 79 tackles and five interceptions. Thompson also returned five punts and one kickoff for touchdowns.

He would like to be recruited as an athlete and thinks he will probably end up on defense.

"I am really good at covering," he says. I also have great agility and vision."

Grant Head Coach Mike Albergheni says of Thompson: "He was all-state as a sophomore and junior. Last year nobody would kick the ball to him. They would rather give up field position than put the ball in his hands. He is terrific at every position, but I really think he will play corner in college. He is a great shutdown corner."

Syd'Quan likes five schools right now with no favorite. "UCLA, Miami, Arizona, USC, and probably Oklahoma are my top schools. Arizona has already offered me."

Of the Wildcats he says, "They have a good program there now and they are really recruiting me hard."

Of UCLA he says, "I really like their coach and program. I have done a lot of research on them and I think I could get a good education there. I have family in L.A., too."

Of USC he says, "I like them for a lot of the same reasons I like UCLA. I like their academics and program."

Thompson carries a 3.1 core GPA and is taking the SAT on May 1st. He would like to major in Business.


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