Thompson Selects Sooners!

Pflugerville offensive lineman Tyrus Thompson has sorted through his options and he has come up with the decision to play his college ball for the University of Oklahoma.

Tyrus Thompson, a 6-foot-5, 285-pound offensive lineman from Pflugerville High in Texas has made a commitment to the Oklahoma Sooners.

He also seriously considered the Baylor Bears, a school closer to home, but he just felt that OU presented the total package that he was looking for.

"It is a great school," Thompson beamed. "It is a great power. They get to the big games all of the time. That is nice, to have a shot at the ring. So it is a winning team. They have a great coaching staff. I like the coaching staff. They seem like a nice family environment down there."

"Oklahoma is losing a lot of linemen right now and that is a big leap that they made (in his recruitment) I went down there and I know that I have a great shot at playing time."

Thompson was also excited about the schools location. It is a manageable distance for his family to come and see him when need be, and it is far enough away that he feels like he will be branching out on his own.

"It is a good distance," Thompson informed. "It is about 6-7 hours away. It is far enough away for me to get home, but close enough where I can get back. It is good distance and that is a big bonus right there."

Thompson grew up a huge Big 12 fan and he is still a little bit awed that he will get to play for one of the very best teams in the conference.

"It is very exciting. It is a childhood dream. You grow up hoping that you could do something great in football (sometime) in your life. When it finally comes, at first, it kind of shocks you. It is like wow I have really got this far."

He is now focused on his senior season and preparing himself for the college level and beyond.

"I just want to continue on my success and hopefully I can be something at the next level."

As a sophomore, Thompson collected 38 tackles and 11 tackles for a loss to help Pflugerville to a State Championship appearance.

Thompson is the third known verbal commitment in the Sooners' class of 2010 joining Irving Nimitz safety Eddrick Loften and Flower Mound Marcus defensive tackle Daniel Noble.

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