"Because it's USC, man," Thompson said. "They have history, tradition and great academics. I just think it would be a great spot. There's really nothing bad to say about the (football) program."
Thompson is a more than likely a long shot at this point for USC, but an official visit can't hurt the Trojans' chances. Thompson talked about a few items Coach Ruel mentioned as to why he thought USC would be a the school for him.
"He was telling me they're in the second largest media market in the country," Thompson said. "He was enlightening me about the school and the program. He said I could be the guy who can get back there and blaze--and make a big contribution to the team."
There's no doubt Thompson can blaze. He ran three straight 4.28 forty times at the Scout.com Jacksonville Combine on Sunday April 17, 2005. As Bob Ryan from the HBO series "Entourage" would say, "Would that be something you'd be interested in?"
Thompson doesn't have any other official visits set up, but he has visited LSU and Ohio State and stated, "Both trips were real good."
We'll have an more on Thompson's after his official visit to USC.