Football: Shaq Thompson commits to UW

Safety Shaq Thompson of Grant High in Sacramento has tweeted: “Just committed to the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON”

No real surprise, but the Bears lose another elite prospect.

Joe Davidson of the Sacramento Bee, on his Twitter account, quoted Thompson as saying, “It’s where my heart is; second highest graduation rate in the Pac-12…”

Thompson, rated as the nation’s top safety prospect, said there were lots of reasons, including recruiter Tosh Lupoi, who left Cal to UW just weeks ago, and the presence of his best friend, Husky freshman James Sample, a Grant HS alum.

Earlier Monday, Thompson said he would make his announcement Wednesday at 8 a.m. Apparently, he knew what he wanted to do and figured it would be easier to put it behind him.

Here’s the latest story from the Sacto Bee.

Cal recruit Bryce Treggs tweeted: “I’m not mad at Shaq at all though. That’s my brudah for life.”

FYI, Cal fans: Thompson and the Huskies visit new Memorial Stadium on Friday, Nov. 2; Arik Armstead and Oregon visit on Saturday, Nov. 10.


Jeff Faraudo