He’ll be hosting WSU for an in-home visit this evening before the Cougs return the favor in a few days.
WSU has been on Thompson for quite some time and they’ll be looking to strengthen their relationship with the three-star prospect out of Moreno Valley, Calif., over the next several days.
“I just spoke with them yesterday (Monday),” Thompson told CF.C. “I’m doing an in-home visit with Coach (Dave) Nichol on Wednesday night. He’s been telling me a lot of good things about the program and that I’d have the opportunity to make an impact in the offense right away.”
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Out of Rancho Verde High in SoCal, Thompson told CF.C he currently 6-3, 187 pounds (Scout.com lists him at 6-1, 185). He said that the Cougar coaches haven’t decided if he’ll line up as an inside or outside wide receiver, but he’s comfortable at both spots.
Throughout his recruitment, Thompson has racked up loads of Pac-12 tenders, including rides from WSU, Oregon, Oregon State, Utah, Arizona, Arizona State, Washington and Colorado, plus Nebraska and others.
He told CF.C he's trimmed things down to about five, though.
“Right now, I’d say my top five schools are Washington State, Utah, Boise State, Oregon and Notre Dame,” Thompson said. “I’ve taken official visits to those schools, with WSU coming up this weekend. Notre Dame hasn’t offered yet, but if they do, I’d take a visit there.”
What was it about WSU in particular that has the Cougs among his finalists?
“First off, I love the offensive scheme,” Thompson said. “They get after it and they are an up-and-coming program. I love how much they pass the ball. WSU does a great job of getting the ball to its receivers so they can make plays.”
Thompson added that he’s starting to close in on a decision and is eyeing either a late December or early January verbal commitment date.
“I’m looking for a family-oriented school,” Thompson said. “I want to be able to call someone a coach, but also a father figure. I also want to make sure I find a college where I can see myself living for the next 3-4 years.”
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