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Teams chasing after Thompson

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Olito Thompson performed especially well at the Oakland NIKE Camp a few weekends ago and since then the Concord, Calif., running back has seen his recruitment get much busier.
Thompson, a 5-foot-10, 210-pound three-star prospect, isn't sure why the extra attention is coming but he's definitely happy more schools are getting involved.
"Everybody right now is just waiting on my fourth quarter grades and I'm kind of excited for that because they're really good," Thompson said. "Once those come out I should be getting a lot of offers coming through.
"No coaches have come and said anything about Oakland. My coach saw it and said he was proud of me. I haven't had many conversations with college coaches about that though."
Arizona was the first offer for Thompson, who rushed for 3,488 yards and 34 touchdowns on 408 carries in his junior season. Washington State came through with an offer on Wednesday and Southern Miss could be close as well.
Washington, San Diego State and other schools have also stopped by Concord this spring to check in on Thompson and others.
Since things are just picking up, Thompson wants to remain patient.
"I want to wait and see," he said. "The next couple months might be busy so I'll wait to weigh my options."
Arizona has made a big impression on the three-star mainly because the Wildcats were the first program involved and he likes that the coaches stay actively recruiting him.
"The coach just called me (Monday) to check up and everything because lately I've been so busy with school I haven't been able to contact any of the coaches," Thompson said.
"It was pretty cool he called me to check in on me and told me they're still excited about me. They're still very interested in me."
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