Things just got a lot more interesting in Salt Lake City, as Oklahoma transfer quarterback Kendal Thompson joined the Utah Utes football team on Wednesday, February 26.
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.