Thompson still thinking quarterback? spoke Saturday with Jason Thompson, a 6-foot-2.5, 200-pound athlete from Kennedy High School in Burien, Wash., and when Thompson made his verbal commitment to the Washington Huskies back in mid-July, it was expected his recruitment would end at that point. But two schools - Montana and Oregon State - have since come to the table with scholarship offers.

And even more than that - the Griz and Beavers have offered Thompson at his position of choice - quarterback. Just when Thompson - the younger brother of current Washington defensive end Everrette Thompson - was getting comfortable with the idea of playing on defense, the side of the ball the Huskies recruited him at, these two schools decided to throw a wrench into the works. That's recruiting.

"Yeah," Thompson told about being a little surprised at the attention he's received since making his verbal commitment to Washington known. "Maybe they believe I can actually play QB instead of writing me off."

Thompson always was curious about the idea of taking official visits to more than one place, to make sure everything was clear in his mind. Now with these two new offers, he plans on doing just that.

"I'm going to take my visits to get a better feel for the schools, but right now I like U-Dub," Thompson said, characterizing his commitment at '100 percent'. He added that he'll take the official visits after his senior season is over.

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