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Thompson checks out K-State

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Even though he's been a long-time Oregon State commitment, Jenks, Okla., three-star all-purpose back Tramaine Thompson has said he was going to look around some.
And that's exactly what he did this weekend when he took an official visit to Kansas State.
"I'm just now leaving K-State," Thompson said. "It was really cool. I saw a lot of nice stuff. Coach (Bill) Snyder is a great coach. They were talking to me about playing slot receiver and punt returner. I know they have a very good tradition with guys from Tulsa, so that would be cool to carry on that tradition."
Thompson took his official visit to Oregon State on Nov. 29, and said he is now officially torn between the Beavers and Wildcats.
"Everything is open," he said. "I've always been still looking around, even though I'm committed. It's going to be a very tough decision. They're two completely different places. They do have some similarities, but they're so far apart from each other.
"I do think both schools have some appealing aspects, which is why this is a tough decision. I've tried to make a final decision several times now, but I've not been able to do it."
Thompson said distance is definitely playing a factor in his decision. He's also discussed the idea of getting an opportunity to face off again with current Jenks teammate Gabe Lynn, who is heading to Oklahoma.
"We talked about playing against each other in the Big 12," Thompson said. "
It'd be like old days in practice. We thought it might be kind of cool to go against other again. That's something that's appealing about K-State and the Big 12, but the Pac 10 and Oregon State is a great situation, too."
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