Three-star running back SaRodorick Thompson remains one of the better under-the-radar 2018 prospects in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, but at least one Big 12 program has taken notice.
The 6-foot-1, 192-pound Thompson visited Oklahoma State this past weekend. Thompson owns one FBS offer from Fresno State, as well as FCS offers from McNeese State and SFA.
Thompson came away from the Oklahoma State visit with good impressions of the Cowboys' program.
"I really liked OSU and what they're doing on the offensive side of the ball," Thompson said. "This was my first time being there. Honestly, the stadium stood out most to me."
Thompson said he spent time with running backs coach John Wozniak, who Oklahoma State hired in February after Wozniak served the past few seasons as receivers coach for Southern Miss.
"He told me about how he came from Southern Miss and what they (OSU's backs) needed to get better at," Thompson said. "I've always liked OSU but after I went, I like them even more. My main goal was for them to just be able to put a face with me. I feel like they will see me during the spring and we'll just go from there."
This past fall, Thompson enjoyed a strong junior season as he ran for 1,150 yards and 12 touchdowns on 6.6 yards per carry. Thompson also caught 12 passes for 216 yards and four scores on 18.0 yards per reception for a total of 1,366 yards from scrimmage and 16 touchdowns.
Thompson, who said he plans to make a return trip to SMU and also hopes to visit Tulsa, enters his senior season with 1,742 rushing yards, so if he stays healthy this fall, he will have a shot at 3,000 yards for his career at Carrollton Ranchview.
In the meantime, Thompson said he's working to improve as he prepares for the 2017 season.
"This offseason I've been trying to work on my hands just to leave no doubt that I can be a three-down back," Thompson said. "And I've been working on my hips because that is the main negative I hear about myself."