Washington still the leader for Thompson

As one of the top players in the state of Washington and a member of Scout's National Top 100 list Kennedy (Wa.) TE/DE Everette Thompson is a player that basically needs no introduction. Dawgman.com caught up with the gifted athlete from south Seattle and he talked about recruiting and his plans for the rest of the summer.

"It was crazy last month," Thompson said with a laugh recently. "Lots of schools stopping by, lots of calls, lots of letters…it can get pretty overwhelming sometimes.

"Washington is still the school recruiting me the hardest and I'd say they have a slight lead right now. I still basically have all the same offers that I had at the end of May. The Huskies, Washington State, Minnesota, Oregon, Arizona, Arizona State and Boise State are what I have."

Also showing a lot of interest are USC, Nebraska and Michigan.

"I was pretty interested in Notre Dame, but they haven't really been in contact much since I went out there," Thompson said. "I'm not sure how much interest we have in each other right now, but I have a lot of good options either way."

Because of Thompson's versatility and athleticism, he could end up on either side of the ball wherever he goes to school.

"The coaches have basically said my play will determine where I end up," Thompson said. "I like playing both offense and defense so it really doesn't matter that much to me. I'm a team-guy, so I'll play wherever I can help the team the best."

Thompson plans to attend a day of Washington's camp later this month, but he won't be participating.

"I'm going to head up there and just hang out and watch the coaches run through things with the players," Thompson said. "I'll probably go up there for some of their training camp too.

"My friend (Nate Williams) will be going there so I'll get to see him start his college career and that will be a lot of fun."

Speaking of Williams, he's been helping the Husky cause recently with comments to his former teammate and good friend.

"He's always working on me," Thompson said with a laugh. "He always says stuff like… ‘You know you're going to end up going to U-Dub so why are you waiting?'

"It's all in fun and stuff, but he knows I like Washington a lot and he wants to keep playing ball with me. I think that would be fun, but I won't decide anything for a while."

Thompson said he expects to take all of his visits before he makes any kind of a decision and said he really hasn't thought about narrowing down his list at this point.

We'll have more from Thompson as the summer rolls along.

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