The lesson we all should have learned long ago in recruiting — more valid than ever in the cyber age — is the old Yogi line: It’s not over ’til it’s over.
Even then, it may not be over with safety Shaq Thompson.
Thompson, who committed to Cal two weeks ago but seems wide open right now, told Scout.com he doesn’t intend to announce his school on the Feb. 1 signing day.
He didn’t indicate why he would postpone the announcement, but here’s one possible reason: He may want to see how the rest of the dominos follow, then jump to whichever school landed the best class.
Rated the No. 3 overall prospect in the country by Scout, Thompson said Cal, Washington and UCLA are all tied at the top, with Oregon also still in the picture.
The word I’ve heard is most of Thompson’s family in Sacramento wants him at Cal, where big brother Syd’Quan played. But the kid is going to make up his own mind.
We just don’t know when.
PS: My apologies for not being on recently — our blog system was down for awhile.