Four-star quarterback Casey Thompson has narrowed down his recruitment and will go public with his college decision on Thursday. The Campus Insiders staff got together to predict where the nation’s No. 13 quarterback will commit.
Casey Thompson was born to be an Oklahoma Sooner. His father, Charles Thompson, spent his football career in Norman. And his brother, Kendal Thompson, was a Sooner before transferring to Utah.
However, the 4-star quarterback will have to decide whether or not he wants to follow in their footsteps and commit to Oklahoma or blaze a trail to Texas.
Despite the fact the No. 13 quarterback in the 2018 recruiting class has Lincoln Riley and Cale Gundy selling him on staying true to his Boomer Sooner roots, Tom Herman and Tim Beck are trying their hardest to lure him to Austin.
Thompson, from Moore, Oklahoma, is also ranked as the No. 137 overall player in the country, and he’ll have to decide which side of the Red River Rivalry he wants to be on.
The Campus Insiders staff got together to predict where Thompson will commit when he makes his announcement this Thursday.
I’m a sucker for battles within the Red River Rivalry, and both the Longhorns and Sooners are fighting for Thompson here. A few months ago, I probably would have said he’d stay close to home and end up in Norman, but I’m going in a different direction now. This is all Texas, all the way. Thompson loves Tom Herman, and Tim Beck has done a nice job of recruiting the Oklahoma native. The 4-star quarterback’s father and brother both played for Oklahoma, but he will end up picking Texas and will spend his collegiate career across the state line in Austin.
There’s a lot of intriguing stuff taking place in Austin these days. Many recruits are surely more attracted to that program than they have been in recent years, and that’s no different with Casey Thompson. The Longhorns have a ton to offer. Having said all of that, however, I don’t think Thompson leaves his home state of Oklahoma. Bob Stoops and his staff are considered one of the best in the nation and continuously field a top-25 team. That, on top of Thompson’s familiarity with Norman and the Oklahoma campus, makes becoming a Sooner too tough to pass up.
If he decides on Oklahoma, let’s hope that he has learned a lesson from two of the quarterbacks currently on the Sooners squad: public intoxication is an extremely bad idea! Despite the familiarity he has with Norman, being a native Oklahoman, I think Thompson snubs his home-state team for the momentum train that is Tom Herman and the Longhorns.
Does the 6-foot-1, 184-pounder want to follow in the footsteps of father Charles Thompson and play for Oklahoma like brother Kendal, or does he want to forge his own path and lead future offenses at Texas under new head coach Tom Herman? The Oklahoma native will be the Longhorns’ quarterback of choice in the 2018 cycle, as he has developed a very good relationship with the Longhorns staff. It’s a rarity, but expect the ‘Horns to scoop up a Sooner State native and an Oklahoma legacy.
Oklahoma was the first of the two rivals in on Thompson, offering him a scholarship nearly a year ago. He’s plenty familiar with Norman having visited a handful of times. However, Texas is coming on strong with Tom Herman and Tim Beck, and the Longhorns appear to be the favorite to land the star quarterback now. However, in an upset, I’m going with Thompson deciding to stay in-state and picking the Sooners.