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Thompson stays home

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It always seemed like just a matter of time before Sacramento (Calif.) Grant athlete Syd'Quan Thompson made his college choice and as expected, Cal won out for the talented two way standout.
Thompson, 5-9, 180 pounds was the state Junior of the Year last season and is a standout player on both sides of the ball. He had a strong year running the ball this past season but will play corner for the Bears.
"I had been thinking about committing for a long time and I finally just got tired of the recruiting process," Thompson said. "Back in the summer, I wanted to leave the area and really liked USC and UCLA a lot. Then after watching Cal all season, I was really starting to feel them and liked what they had going on.
"Cal is close to home and I like the coaches a lot. I think they're putting together a real nice team and I think the future of the program is going to be real good. I liked Oklahoma too though. After I visited there, I was leaning to OU and thought that was where I would end up. I liked it a lot better than I thought I would when I took my visit and I love their football tradition. I just decided to stay closer to home though and I think Cal is probably the best overall fit for me."
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