Passing Down: No Top Two for Thompson

LIVERMORE, Calif. -- New Brentwood (Calif.) Liberty defensive back Shurod Thompson talks about his purported "top two" and dishes on what it'll be like to play at Liberty next season, plus 7-on-7 HIGHLIGHTS, including quite the entertaining jig.

LIVERMORE, Calif. -- There have been some reports that 2016 four-star safety Shurod Thompson has a top two of USC and Arizona State. Not so, says one of the top prospects in northern California, who will be transferring from Pittsburg (Calif.) to Brentwood (Calif.) Liberty, thanks to a family move.

“I really like the Trojans, I really like coach Hayward and what they’re doing with the program, but I guess they didn’t understand me correctly,” Thompson said of reports that he favored the powerhouses down south. “I don’t know. My recruitment is wide open.”

Thompson attended USC’s junior day, and though he wasn’t able to make it to Berkeley for California’s junior day due to camp commitments, he still says – and shows – that the Bears are recruiting him the hardest.

“It’s Cal and UCLA,” Thompson said, when asked who’s the most persistent among his suitors. He said that he will definitely be making it out to a few of the Bears’ spring practices.

As for the move from Pitt to Liberty? He’ll be playing a bit more corner, as he did at the recent Passing Down NorCal Regional.

“It’s not going to affect me; I really like the school, I like the coaches, and they’re going to put me into some situations to make plays,” he said.

Thompson, playing with Kenion Training Elite, has teamed with Jordan Parker -- also on Kenion – for three years at Pitt, and while the two will separate this coming season, they may not be apart for long.

“We’re a package deal, so we’re going to see what’s up at the next level,” he said.

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