Prospects: The Thompson Twins

A pair of large twins attended the recent Junior Day at UCLA, 6-5 offensive line prospects Herb and Patrick Thompson from Covina (Calif.) Charter Oak. They filled us in on their early recruitment...

UCLA has had its share of twins in the past. The Ball brothers immediately come to mind, known as much for their humor as for their play on the field. The Webb brothers were before them. Currently, the Bruins have the Bosworth twins roaming the field.

Another pair of twins was at UCLA's Junior Day, Covina (Calif.) Charter Oak offensive linemen Herb and Patrick Thompson.

Herb, the bigger of the two at 6-5 and 280, plays center for Charter Oak while Patrick, at 6-5 and 260, plays tackle.

"We'd like to play together in college if we can. That is the ideal situation," said Herb.

Neither of the brothers has an offer yet, but they've been getting interest from UCLA, USC, Nebraska, LSU, Washington and Washington State.

"USC is our top school," said Herb. "But we like UCLA a lot too."

Herb said that the two would be attending Junior Day at USC next month, their second Junior Day on the schedule.

About UCLA's Junior Day, Her said, "UCLA was very cool. I enjoyed talking with the coaches and getting a chance to check out the school and the facilities."

Both of them also double in track, doing the shot put and discus, and both also wrestle.

They do have a connection to UCLA, as former Bruin longsnapper Chris Rubio was once an assistant coach for them at Charter Oak, Rubio's alma mater. "Coach Rubio coached us our freshman year, on the line," said Herb.

Herb said that both he and his brother have good grades and would take the SAT in the spring, and would like to take all of their visits before deciding on a school.


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