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Thompson impressed by spring game

Olito Thompson said he had a great time at Cal's spring game this past weekend and the Golden Bears continue to be one of the favorites for the running back from Concord, Calif.
"It was cool," Thompson said. "The spring game was really exciting to go see. I saw a bunch of stuff, a bunch of players with different running styles. It was really cool to see a bunch of the alumni there. I believe Shane Vereen and Justin Forsett showed up.
"I talked to Forsett for a while about what it was like being in the pros. He told me about Cal a little bit more. I got to talk to coach (Ron) Gould. It was fun."
Thompson, a 5-foot-10, 210-pound running back who rushed for 3,488 yards and 34 touchdowns on 408 carries in his junior season, said Cal continues to show interest in him but no offer has been extended yet.
The three-star prospect from Concord hopes by talking more with the coaching staff and possibly going to summer camp things could pick up much more.
"I got the sense they want to keep talking to me," Thompson said. "They invited me to their camps and they're constantly talking to me about them and they want me to keep going up there."
Other schools are taking notice of Thompson as well. The Northern California prospect said USC, Colorado, Arizona and San Jose State have all inquired about him recently and others have stayed in touch.
No school has offered yet but since Thompson is not in a rush to make his decision he's willing to wait to see what happens through this off-season.
"It's too early," Thompson said.
"I need to look at the schools and see what I like. So far the only school I've done that with is Cal and I've liked what I've seen so far. I'm going to be patient. I'm running track right now so I'm doing that and focusing on spring ball."
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