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January 28, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Thompson talks about commitment switch

It was reported by a couple of different outlets late last week that Kennedy High’s Jason Thompson had decided to decommit from UW, where he was slated to play safety, and instead sign with Wyoming, where he will be a quarterback.

Thompson, younger brother of Everrette Thompson, a defensive lineman for UW the last four years, explained his switch to Mason Kelley of the Times.

“I’ve always wanted to play quarterback,” said Thompson, who initially committed to UW last summer. “That thought kept weighing on me. It kept bugging me, because I knew that I always wanted to play quarterback. It’s too much work in college not to love the position you’re going to play.”

Wyoming came into the mix around Christmas time when former Husky assistant Chris Tormey was hired. Tormey recruited his brother to UW, and Tormey told Thompson, “I’m going to see if I can get you a chance to play quarterback.”

He was on the same trip to Wyoming with Federal Way’s Uso Olive and D.J. May and O’Dea’s Jayshawn Jordan. But he didn’t commit right away like the other guys (and Jordan has since switched to Idaho).

Thompson said he picked Wyoming to play QB, not because he didn’t want to go to UW.

“It was hard, but I had to do this for me, because this is going to set up the rest of my life,” he said.

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