Thompson To Take Unofficial Visits

<b>Syd'Quan Thompson</b>, from Sacramento (Calif.) Grant is one of the best defensive back prospects in the west. He has a list of favorites and plans on visiting a few of them unofficially soon...

One of the top five players in the West, and the premier defensive back in the region, is Sacramento (Calif.) Grant cornerback Syd'Quan Thompson (5-11, 180).

Thompson, who could also play safety or wide receiver in college, prefers corner because of his versatility, and his ability has garnered him 9 offers to date, with others on the horizon.

"I'll play wherever I can get on the field, but I prefer corner," said Thompson.

Thompson has offers already from UCLA, Arizona, Washington, California, Oklahoma, Boise State and Arizona State among others.

"Florida is supposed to send me one and I think Michigan will too," Thompson said.

Rated in the top 10 at his position nationally, Thompson claims no leader, or even a top five at the time.

He said, "I'm wide open right now. I don't have a favorite, or a top list. Everyone has a chance."

Thompson is set to take a couple of unofficial trips in the next couple of weeks, which will get him closer to paring down his list to a top five.

"I'm taking an unofficial to Cal in the next two weeks, and then an unofficial to UCLA. I am taking an official trip to Oklahoma in October for one of their home games. I hope to have my list down to five by the end of the summer."

Thompson plans to pare it down by then, looking at the environment around the school, the coaching staff, the education and the life on the campus. He also expects to take all five of his official visits. He said, "I definitely want to take all five of my trips."

As a junior, Thompson racked up 79 tackles and 5 interceptions on defense. On offense, he had 950 yards rushing with 18 touchdowns, 360 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns. As a kick returner/punt returner, Thompson had an average of 30 yards a return, and took six back for touchdowns.

He has a 3.1 GPA and an 850 score on his SAT.

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