Thompson… A Thorough Sooner

National Signing Day is here and the crew at Sooners Illustrated has you covered. Throughout the day, we will bring you a variety of material about the upcoming Sooner class. Here is a brief interview with Pflugerville offensive lineman Tyrus Thompson.

At 8:26 a.m. CST, Pflugerville offensive lineman Tyrus Thompson made his decision to attend Oklahoma official.

But then again, Thompson did not need a signing day to affirm what he knew he wanted already.

"It has a family environment and great coaches and all of those things I want in a school," Thompson said. "I got all of that at Oklahoma. This is a national power and I wanted to be a part of it. I am 100 percent committed to this program."

Along with inking in with one of the nation's best, 6-foot-5.5, 295-pound Thompson saw plenty of opportunity in Norman. With graduation and just a few depth issues, Thompson saw the chance to come in and make an impact on at least the 2-deep roster.

Then too, Thompson's official visit brought a lot of things to light as well. Through the recruiting process, the guys in the trenches on the offense have grown tight and are their own self-contained unit within the 2010 Sooner class.

"It's always a good time to be other offensive line commits Bronson Irwin, Adam Shead, Austin Woods and Daryl Williams," Thompson said. "We talk a lot by text and FaceBook and there is a great chemistry between us all. To be successful as a line, it helps to be close and to know each other. We already have a lot of that going now."

Thompson said in a previous interview that he and Shead are considering rooming together for the fall. Of course, Irwin and Woods are rooming together as those two are already in classes at Okalahoma.

Thompson may be playing the tackle position one he reports in June 2010.

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