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Shaq Thompson changes visit plans

Four star safety Shaq Thompson (Sacramento, Calif./Grant) has made a few minor changes in his recruitment but still plans to make his college choice in early January.

Thompson, No. 22 in the ESPNU 150, has taken three official visits thus far with the most recent trip being to Notre Dame two weeks ago. He had earlier visited Washington and Oregon.

“All the trips are pretty similar to be honest,” Thompson said. “You do a lot of the same things in terms of the campus tour and watching the game. Notre Dame was cool though because of all the tradition they have. That really stood out to me, just being on campus and learning about all the great players that have played there.

“The distance was a little different obviously, Notre Dame is a lot further from home than any of my other trips but I was all right with that. Overall, I had a good time, I liked it and I’m definitely still looking at them as one of my top schools.”

Thompson was slated to visit Michigan later this month when the Wolverines host Nebraska but those plans have now been altered.

“I’m just focusing on our team right now,” Thompson said. “We have the playoffs coming up and I don’t want to take any more visits until after the season is over. I’m still talking with Michigan and could visit in December but I don’t have a date set right now.

“I will visit Cal (Dec. 9) for sure, that’s a big weekend for them. They’re bringing in a lot of top players so that should be a good time. Right now, I really don’t have a leader and I’ll make my commitment at the Army All-American game in January.”