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June 22, 2008

Thompson has leader, but continues to eye options

As a member of the LDS faith, BYU often comes up in the recruitment of Brett Thompson. There's no question the solid 6-foot-3, 205-pound wide receiver likes the Cougars and the Cougars like him. But the rising senior from Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, California is keeping his options open and is still out to capture the interest of Pac-10 schools. Thompson tried to do just that this past weekend in Corvallis.

In town for Beavers half-day camp, Thompson believed he gave the OSU coaches a nice showing.

"I thought I did well and I thought I was one of the better receivers there," Thompson said. "There a couple of others like Spencer Hagan and one other one was pretty good too. But I thought I got my routes down pretty well and I showed strength in the way I did my drills."

While in town, Thompson got a chance to step away from the football field and check out the surroundings too.

"I like the place a lot," Thompson said. "I like the stadium and the coaching staff was super nice. It made me feel very comfortable."

Oregon State has not yet offered Thompson a scholarship, but if they were to join in the mix there's no question the wideout would be interested.

"Right now out of the offers I have, BYU is probably my number one option," Thompson said. I really like the coaching staff and the facilities are really nice - it's a good place. But I like the Pac-10 a lot, and if Oregon State were to offer me I would definitely have them up there."

The offers Thompson currently has on the table are from BYU, Air Force, UNLV, and Nebraska. He noted that OSU camp was his last individual camp of the summer and his team camp will be at Fresno State. A solid all-around wide receiver, Thompson indicated that his focus has been on getting stronger and improving his speed this off-season.

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