Analysis and Highlights of the New Texas QB Commit Casey Thompson

Scout takes a closer examination of new Texas Longhorns quarterback commit Casey Thompson, a four-star prospect from Southmoore (Okla.) High...

Player Profile: Casey Thompson

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Player Breakdown:

Thompson has a video gamesque highlight tape that is filled with big play after big play. That is why he was able to capture Sophomore of the Year honors in the Midlands region following a dominating 2015 year. He can beat you with his arm or his legs and is a dual-threat. He is a winner who plays with confidence on the field. We really like how he seems to have a natural feel for the pocket and will work within it to make a play down the field, even though he has the skills to get outside of it and make plays. He throws well on the run and when being pressured but is always a threat to tuck the ball and pick up yardage when he needs to. He is an accurate and consistent passer who can drop the deep ball right over the shoulder and into his receiver’s hands. He played through some injuries in 2016, but still looked sharp. He passes the eye ball test and has an athletic frame. 

The four-star rated quarterback burst onto the national recruiting scene after an impressive sophomore season in which he passed 2,670 yards and rushed for 1,011 scoring 52 total touchdowns. 

As a junior, Thompson completed 187-of-301 passes for 2,730 and 28 touchdowns. He also rushed for 586 yards and 14 scores, giving him an impressive 42 TD season. 

Recruiting Notes:

Committed to the Texas Longhorns on Thursday afternoon. 


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