Grades important to Thompson

Olito Thompson has put up huge numbers on the field and now his grades have become maybe the most important part in his recruitment.
Coaches are looking to see Thompson's fourth-quarter grades and since the Concord, Calif., running back expects them to be good he's excited more offers could be on the way.
"The final transcripts and stuff should be coming out soon and that's when I should be getting contacted by other schools," Thompson said. "All the coaches want to see my fourth-quarter grades.
"It's really motivating and it's good to know I worked hard and that I accomplished something so I can play."
Thompson, a 5-foot-10, 210-pound three-star running back, rushed for 3,488 yards and 34 touchdowns on 408 carries in his junior season so production has never been a problem.
He also shined at the recent Oakland NIKE Camp and hopes his recruitment picks up dramatically soon.
Arizona and Washington State have offered Thompson, who said he's hearing from UCLA, Cal, Southern Miss, Iowa State and Utah.
"It's exciting," Thompson said.
"I'm living day-by-day focusing on all that. I'm an incoming senior and I still have a year. Right now I'm not really worried about college stuff. I'm more focused on my team and how we can get better. Hopefully, soon I'll be making my decision. It depends on who comes to the table and offers." rates Thompson as the No. 43 running back in the 2013 class and No. 70 in the California state rankings.