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Impact Report - Shaquille Thompson

With all due respect to Hugh Millen - how do you like No. 1 coming up your tailpipe, Dawg fans? It's been 20 years since a well-built frosh named Lawyer showed up on campus from Lincoln High in Tacoma, but that was nothing compared to Shaquille Thompson's entrance Monday night. If social networking had been around in Lawyer's day, I'm guessing his commit tweet might have looked like this...

Just committed to the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON #HUSKYNATION. Twenty-four years ago, Washington picked up a similar safety from California, a kid from Lancaster named Tommie Smith. Thompson is about Smith's size - 6-foot-2, 210 pounds - and Thompson should garner a perfect score of 10 votes when the Long Beach Press-Telegram issues its yearly Best in the West poll. Coincidentally enough, Smith...