Former Oklahoma quarterback Kendal Thompson will transfer to Utah. The news was officially announced by the school on Wednesday, and Thompson is eligible to play for the Utes in 2014.
With Trevor Knight expected to claim the top spot in Norman, playing time for Thompson was going to be limited at Oklahoma.
Thompson played sparingly in two years with the Sooners, throwing only 13 passes for 64 yards and one touchdown.
The addition of Thompson is another piece of good news for Utah’s quarterback situation heading into 2014. Travis Wilson was recently cleared to participate in non-contact drills this spring, but his status for the upcoming season is still in question.
Thompson doesn’t have a lot of experience, but with Wilson’s status uncertain, this is a good pickup for coach Kyle Whittingham. As an athletic quarterback, Thompson could help Utah’s offense in select packages and provides the staff with another arm in workouts this preseason.