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Shurod Thompson Not Coming To Oregon State

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Shurod Thompson, one of Oregon State coach Gary Andersen's two 4-star secondary recruits for the coming season, won't be coming to Corvallis after all.

Thompson, a 6'2", 195 lb. safety from Brentwood, CA, announced last night via Twitter he won't be becoming a Beaver.

Thompson, with 4-star CB Christian Wallace, was a big part of what was rated as Oregon State's best recruiting class in a decade, and was expected to provide immediate help for a secondary that lacked depth and struggled against Pac-12 offenses last season.

Thompson didn't specify a reason, or elaborate on what the unfortunate circumstances he referred to are, but academic issues were the concern that caused some other programs to temper their enthusiasm in the 8th rated safety prospect in the country that at one point saw him with offers from every Pac-12 program except Oregon and Stanford, as well as half the Mt. West Conference, including Boise State, and Indiana and Kansas, among others.

Andy_Wooldridge@yahoo,com