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Thompson Finds Home In The Slot

WR John Thompson

At the beginning of the week, prospect John Thompson from Bethel High School in Spanaway wasn't sure what his future held. He held offers from Idaho and Eastern Washington and was mulling over his options. Then on Monday, Coach David Yost from Washington State called up Bethel Head Coach Gavin Kralik and offered his playermaker Thompson a preferred walk-on spot at the Pac-12 institution.

Thompson jumped at the opportunity.

"I went up to WSU for an unofficial visit earlier in the year and I pretty much just fell in love with the campus," said Thompson. "The coaching staff was very welcoming and I felt like I was at home."

The Washington State coaching staff likes Thompson, who is 5-foot-9 and 185 pounds, at the slot wide receiver position in their Air Raid offense. "My agility, quickness and my ability to make people miss in space fits the position very well," said Thompson. "I feel like I can work to be a great asset in the Air Raid offense."

Thompson was awarded with All-League honors on both sides of the ball junior and senior year, including SPSL Defensive Back of the Year as a junior, and was one of the best kick returners in the state.

The Cougars will also be bringing in an accomplished student, Thompson has a 3.4 accumulative GPA. His older sister graduated from WSU in 2008.

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