Thompson Excited about Sooner Offer

It has been a good year for Kendal Thompson. He has helped engineer one of the most prolific prep offenses in the state and now he has been offered a scholarship to play at Oklahoma.

Kendal Thompson, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound quarterback from Southmoore High in Moore, Okla., received some good news on Saturday.

"OU offered me and (Austin) Haywood yesterday," informed Thompson.

Friday night OU had four coaches in attendance at Southmoore's game against Moore, and it seems like the play of Thompson and Haywood impressed the staff enough that they decided to go ahead and pull the rigger on both players.

"Coach (Bob) Stoops, Coach (Josh) Heupel, Coach (Kevin) Wilson, and Coach (Bobby Jack Wright) Wright came," Thompson said.

"Then they called on Saturday and said that Coach Stoops wanted to us to meet him in his office. And he offered when we went in to his office."

"I was shocked. All yesterday I couldn't hardly soak it in. But I was pretty excited."

Kendal's father and Southmoore head coach Charles Thompson played at OU, but the younger Thompson explained that both of his parents want him to do what's best for him when it comes down to decision making time.

"They both like OU, but they want me to take a look at what's best for me," Thompson relayed.

"Right now that's where I want to be. We will just have to sit down and talk about as a family and go from there."

Thompson and his Southmoore teammates will play Mustang this Friday night for the District Title.

Thompson believes that the game is important on multiple levels, but most importantly he wants to win to set up a better seeding for a long playoff run.

"It would be a big deal to win," admitted Thompson. "But it is more important for the playoffs, I think. We want to be in the driver's seat when the playoffs come around.

"We are just going to prepare like we have been preparing. Our coach has done a good job of getting us ready. If we just go out and execute I think we will handle our business."

Thompson also holds an offer from Tulsa. Alabama, LSU, Florida, Oregon, and Kansas are also showing a strong interest.

In '09 Thompson has guided the Sabercats to an 8-1 start. He has thrown for 1,724 yards and 19 touchdowns and rushed for 263 yards and eight tallies.

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