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Oklahoma Sooners Recruiting Texas Longhorns QB Commit Casey Thompson

Longhorns' 4-star QB pledge Casey Thompson has been hearing more from the Oklahoma Sooners, but Thompson remains solid with his Texas commitment.

It didn't take long for the Oklahoma staff to reach out to Texas QB commit Casey Thompson after former Sooners' pledge Cameron Rising flipped his commitment to the Longhorns. 

The Oklahoma Sooners were just one several college football programs to reach out to Thompson following Rising verbally committing to Texas Longhorns. But even with the added recruiting attention, Thompson said his pledge with the Longhorns remains solid.

"The first day whenever he flipped, everything was going crazy - my text messages, my Twitter - with schools contacting me," said Thompson. "OU was among a list of schools to reach out. But I'm 100-percent committed to Texas and I'm going to continue to recruit for the (2018) class." 

Having two quarterback commitments is not common in today's recruiting world. Then again, in the short time covering Tom Herman, I'm not sure the head coach is one to simply follow suit of what is "typical" when it comes to his methods.

Thompson was aware the Longhorns' were potentially going to sign two QBs for added depth, and the Oklahoma native is not afraid of competing with his fellow teammates once he arrives on the 40 Acres.

"It was no surprise to me and I'm not scared of competition, so I just have to be ready to beat out any competition."

Herman and his staff have been in contact with Thompson on an almost daily basis. The four-star QB talks to various staff members multiple times per week, with QB coach Tim Beck being his main contact. 

Thompson plans to return to Texas for his fourth visit in "late May or early June" once he finishes up his junior year. In the meantime, the Scout 300 QB has been working hard recruiting on behalf of the Longhorns, and has been in the ear of several top prospects who are teammates of his 7-on-7 tournament team - Fast Houston. 

D'Shawn Jamison, Leon O'Neal, Malcolm Epps and Jaylen Waddle are a few recruits on the loaded Fast Houston roster, which recently added four-star Texas commit Caden Sterns. Thompson is utilizing his time with his team to better his game and help add to the Longhorns' 2018 recruiting class.

"Right now, my main goal is to get myself better, focus on school and football, and recruit for this Texas class," Thompson said. "I'm just trying to get them to buy-in and commit to the University of Texas."


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