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Utah football: Oklahoma transfer QB Kendal Thompson signs with Utes

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.

Oklahoma QB Kendal Thompson (#1 in photo) has transferred to Utah to play football there.
Oklahoma QB Kendal Thompson (#1 in photo) has transferred to Utah to play football there.
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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.