Utah Would Be a Good Fit for Former Oklahoma QB Kendal Thompson
Thompson, who was a redshirt sophomore during the 2013 season, will visit coach Kyle Whittingham and the Utah Utes this upcoming weekend to start what could be a lengthy tour, according to the Daily Oklahoman.
But it would be quite the land for Whittingham and Co. if they’re able to sway Thompson into staying in Salt Lake City for the remainder of his collegiate career.
Ever since the departure of Brian Johnson in 2008, Utah has had a lot of issues at the quarterback position. Not only have the Utes battled inconsistencies under center, but they’ve been plagued with massive injuries, leading to instability between multiple depth chart changes.
Five different quarterbacks have started multiple games since Johnson’s 2,972-yard, 27-touchdown senior year, combining for a 59.2 completion percentage, 98 passing scores and 61 interceptions.
Thompson saw action in just two games during his time with Oklahoma—both last season—and doesn’t have the in-game experience that would be an added bonus, but his skill set is enough for him to compete right away.
A left-handed true dual-threat, Thompson is a rare breed. Judging by his high school highlight tape—which is the only thing we can base his abilities from right now—he delivers a crisp, accurate ball and can improvise when plays break down by using his legs.
Thompson is scheduled to graduate in May, meaning he’ll have the opportunity to step in and compete for a starting position wherever he decides to go—and Utah might give him the best chance of doing so.
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