Washington impresses Shaq Thompson 

September, 26, 2011
Four-star safety prospect Shaq Thompson (Sacramento, Calif./Grant) took his first official visit to Washington this past weekend and came home raving about his time in Seattle.

Thompson, who's No. 22 in the ESPNU 150, was an early commitment to Cal but opened up the process saying he wanted to take all five of his official visits. This past weekend, he saw the Huskies beat the Bears 31-23 in a key Pac-12 matchup.

"I had a great time, I was actually surprised how nice it was up there," Thompson said. "I didn't really know what to expect coming in to be honest but the trip as a whole was better than I thought it would be. It's a real family atmosphere at UW and I loved being around the players and coaches.