There is no question that Syd’Quan Thompson (5-10, 180, 4.4) from Sacramento (Calif.) Grant is one of the best two-way prospects from the Golden State for the class of 2005. He was selected best junior in the state by Cal High Sports and was selected junior Mr. Football by Cal High Sports.
Student Sports and their cohorts Cal High Sports were ahead of the curve on Thompson. Student Sports also selected Thompson all-state underclass and best of all Student Sports selected him to their prestigious junior All-America team.
Thompson also earned all-league, all-city, all-area, and all-county honors.
Thompson was an absolute standout on both sides of the ball.
On offense Thompson was a threat rushing the football as well as catching it and for good measure he’s one of the best punt and kick returners in the state. He averaged 37 yards per kick return and 33 yards per punt. It is a wonder why they ever punt him the ball.
Thompson rushed for over 900 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. He caught 17 passes for 281 and touched paydirt three times through the air.
On defense, Thompson racked up 68 tackles and picked off three passes. Two of which, he returned for touchdowns.
Thompson has incredible versatility and he’s a big time recruit on both sides of the ball. As before mentioned he will be able to help a team on special teams as a return man.
Thompson has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, UCLA, Washington, Oklahoma, and Boise State.
“My top schools at the moment are Cal, Arizona, UCLA, Florida and Oklahoma,” Thompson said. “But I’m keeping my options open.”
“I have a lot of questions to ask coaches,” Thompson said. “But my main concern is getting a good education.”
Thompson is a young man with a good head on his shoulders and one that has his priorities straight.