The son of OU great Charles Thompson, Kendal comes to Utah with two years of eligibility remaining -- and is eligible immediately to play football because he will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in May from Oklahoma.
“We would like to officially welcome @Thurm405 to the Utah Football Family! #LightTheU,” Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham tweeted.
The 6-foot-1 inch, 199-pound Thompson arrives at Utah as an insurance policy for injured starting quarterback Travis Wilson -- who hasn’t played since he suffered an intra-cranial artery brain injury in November.
Wilson has been cleared to play in spring ball -- which features only non-contact drills and scrimmages -- beginning in mid-March.
Thompson will also participate in spring ball -- along with seven other quarterbacks, making for a crowded depth chart.
In the meantime, you can sense a quarterback controversy brewing in Salt Lake City as the Utes will not know about Wilson returning to the team as a full-time starter for many months.
Thompson only played two games in his collegiate career after coming over as a highly-touted high school All-American. He threw for 64 yards on 4-of-13 passing at Oklahoma.