QB Prospect Casey Thompson Makes Another Visit

Casey Thompson, the junior-to-be quarterback at Southmoore High School and the second son of former OU quarterback Charles Thompson, was in Stillwater last week meeting with Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy and offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich.

A lot of Oklahoma State fans are thinking, what was Charles Thompson's second son doing taking an unofficial visit last Wednesday to Oklahoma State? Surely Casey Thompson wouldn't wind up in Stillwater, would he?

I will say don't bet against it. Older brother Kendal Thompson went to OU and while it was not a huge negative parting he did transfer to Utah to finish his college career. More than ever, a Thompson is open minded to a different destination and Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike Yurcich like what they see in the 6-0, 170-pound Thompson, who is  2018 quarterback candidate and one the Pokes have already offered.

They also offered his teammate in big offensive tackle and heavyweight wrestler Brey Walker, who won a Class 6A state championship Saturday night. Walker has already committed to OU, so is this just another waste of time and breath? No, and the answer was clear Wednesday when Thompson spent the day in Stillwater and time and pictures with Gundy in his office, Yurcich and current starting quarterback Mason Rudolph in the meeting room.

Thompson has the skill set that Oklahoma State likes in its offense. Last season as a sophomore Thompson completed 167-of-271 passing for 2,670 yards and 32 touchdowns to just 4 interceptions. Wow! He also ran for 1,011 yards and 20 touchdowns.Go back and look as those are similar numbers to both Mason Rudolph and J.W. Walsh as seniors.

"Productive day. Real group of guys," Thompson posted on Twitter. Not overwhelming by any means but Thompson told me that Oklahoma State is a real option for him. He has offers now from Arkansas State, Miami (Fla.), Oregon State, Louisville, Arizona State, SMU, in addition to OSU.

Some Cowboys fans can't believe that Oklahoma City John Marshall cornerback Justin Broiles has not been offered by the Pokes staff. Broiles has received offers from Alabama, Miami, OU, and Kansas State, among many others. Oklahoma State has offered Bixby defensive tackle Brendon Evers, who up to now had Colorado State, Wyoming, Arkansas State, and UTSA as offers. 

First, two different positions. Oklahoma State will likely take two defensive tackles in this class with Eric Davis and Motekiai Maile being seniors. The Cowboys signed four corners in the 2016 class and lose just one this season in Ashton Lampkin, so they likely sign just one.

Broiles ran a slower time last summer in the OSU camp, and honestly I think the staff wants to see a time in a reputable camp or combine this season and that is understandable. Meanwhile, Evers is 6-2, 287 and looks like he will be right at 300 to 305 pounds in college, and his numbers of 52 tackles, 20 unassisted, 23.5 tackles for loss, and 40 sacks are very legit. Evers is underrated and under-recruited right now. It'd be nice to see him commit quickly to OSU. 


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