OU football: Quarterback Kendal Thompson will transfer to Utah

The former Southmoore High School star will be able to play immediately. He will have two years of eligibility with the Utes.
by Ryan Aber Published: February 26, 2014
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photo - Oklahoma quarterback Kendal Thompson passes against Iowa State in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.  Oklahoma won 48-10. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
Oklahoma quarterback Kendal Thompson passes against Iowa State in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Oklahoma won 48-10. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

It didn’t take long for Kendal Thompson to find a new home.

The former Sooners quarterback will transfer to Utah after graduating from OU in May, his new school announced Wednesday.

A day before, Thompson signed an “athletic tender of financial assistance” with Utah.

Thompson will have two seasons of eligibility remaining and can play immediately. He’s expected to arrive at Utah in May.

Thompson also reportedly considered Vanderbilt and Louisville among others.

The son of former Sooners quarterback Charles Thompson, Kendal went through the spring in a three-way battle for the starting job before a broken foot suffered on the first day of fall practices ended that chance.

Thompson played late in the Iowa State game and was impressive, leading the Sooners on a touchdown drive that included a 12-yard run and a 44-yard pass to Lacoltan Bester.

His only other appearance as a Sooner came in the third quarter of Bedlam, throwing an interception on his first attempt in the second half. He was eventually replaced by Blake Bell.

After Trevor Knight’s performance in the Sugar Bowl seemingly solidified him as Oklahoma’s starter in 2014, Thompson announced that he would transfer following graduation.

He visited Salt Lake City less than two weeks ago.

At Utah, Thompson enters a quarterback competition with junior Travis Wilson.

After suffering a concussion in the Utes’ loss to Arizona State on Nov. 9, Wilson was diagnosed with an intracranial artery injury and sat out the rest of the season.

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by Ryan Aber
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Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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