Oklahoma football notebook: Trevor Knight, Julian Wilson will miss Kendal Thompson

Kendal Thompson still hasn't decided where he'll play next season, but his friends on the Oklahoma roster have said they'll miss him.
by Jason Kersey Published: February 8, 2014
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Kendal Thompson still hasn't decided where he'll play next season, but his friends on the Oklahoma roster have said they'll miss him.

“Wherever he ends up, I'll cheer for him,” said OU nickelback Julian Wilson, who was a teammate of Thompson's at Southmoore. “I grew up with him. That's my family, so I'm cheering for him wherever he goes.”

Thompson competed with Trevor Knight and Blake Bell to become Oklahoma's starting quarterback last spring, but broke his foot on the first day of fall camp.

“He handled adversity way better than I think I would've been able to,” Wilson said. “He held his head high all season through all his struggles, and he's fought it out hard and I respect that.”

Thompson announced on Twitter last month that he will graduate from OU in May and transfer to another school. If he enrolls in a graduate program that OU doesn't offer, he would be immediately eligible for another Division I program.

“I loved spending time with Kendal,” Knight said. “I feel like he made me a better player, but I wish him the best of luck in the future, wherever he ends up.”

OU COACHES LIKED HANSEN'S ATHLETICISM

Despite Oklahoma's shift toward an offense centered around a more mobile quarterback in 2013, Sooners coach Bob Stoops said his staff still looks first and foremost for great passers when recruiting signal callers.

Justice (Hansen) is that,” Stoops said. “But then you look at him, he can run. We watched his athleticism. He got hurt some this year, but when he's been out there you see it. We see it here just working out doing the things he's doing. He's an excellent athlete and a strong athlete to go with his arm.”


by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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