March 9, 2007

UA offers JUCO lineman

When 6-foot-5, 280-pound defensive tackle Justin Thompson was a senior at Westchester High School in Los Angeles, he was hearing from schools such as Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Idaho State and Utah.

Thompson didn't qualify out of high school and instead finds himself at El Camino Community College in Torrance (Calif.), where he's one of the most highly rated JUCO prospects in the country.

Interest has come in from schools such as Ohio State, USC, Oregon and Oregon State, but on Thursday, Thompson landed his first scholarship offer.

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