Jaylen Thompson, who is the No. 60 overall player from the 2022 class, has finally committed to the Stanford Cardinal, according to 247Sports.
Standing 6-foot-7 weighing 180 pounds, the small forward from Oakland Southern California Academy picked Stanford over many other programs which included USC and San Diego State.
Speaking to 247 Sports as to why he picked Stanford amongst the many programs, he said via US Online Gambling Sites: "It was my second offer and they really have been diligent recruiting me since my sophomore year. Every time I go on the campus I feel at home and the development with their wings is really good.
"Guys like KZ Okpala, he wasn't as good in high school and then got drafted, Ziaire Williams was a really good wing, Jaiden Delaire won most developed player of the year, they do a really good job with their wings."
His commitment to Stanford should come as a surprise to anybody as the program has been recruiting the Oakland small forward for more than two years and it is only right that the relationship built between the player and the program is a good one.
Speaking about the Cardinal staff, the small forward said: "They're really cool overall, I feel like I can talk to them anytime and I can give them a call anytime. They check in on me a lot, like the whole staff like the strength coach I have gotten on the phone with, everybody is really cool."
But what will Jaylen Thompson be bringing to the Stanford program from his own perspective?
"Just another versatile wing that can come in and play defense, guard multiple positions and someone who is going to win, play hard and willing to develop," he added via Australian online pokies.
The addition of Thompson to Stanford will be giving the program a pair of prospects that are ranked four-stars or higher for their third consecutive season. Although Agarwal and Thompson play a similar role at the high school level and are also considered high-level shooters, their skills complement one another.
While Thompson and Agarwal are known to be capable, both players could be introduced as rebounders at the Pac 12 level as will be an additional strength to the program. Thompson is considered to be the better shooter among the duo as he is more consistent, while Agarwal is the better passer and ball handler. We would have to wait to see how the duo, especially Thompson, will fit into the program.
In other news, Stanford Cardinal looks to be heading into the season without two starting DBs, cornerback Salim Turner-Muhammad and safety Jonathan McGill. They both missed out on Saturday's game and will be expected to miss much of the season due to injuries.