One of the nation’s top safeties Shaq Thompson has decided to announce his college decision at Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The finalist for the U.S. Army Defensive and Overall Player of the Year has taken visits to Cal, Arizona State, Oregon, Notre Dame and Washington, but his recruitment has been anything but ordinary.
He eliminated Oregon for being located in too small of a city, Arizona State for firing all of their coaches and then added USC to his list. But then he took the Trojans back out of the running after posting on Twitter that he wasn’t too interested anymore and people didn’t take him seriously. His top three is now Cal, Notre Dame and Washington, but he has also developed an interest in UCLA and will take an unofficial visit there after making his decision to make sure he got it right.
So who will come out on top in this race? Let’s break down the top three contenders.