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Texas commit Casey Thompson throws at the Under Armour Camp in Dallas. (Mike Craven)

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Four-star quarterback Casey Thompson commits to Texas

Posted April 13th, 2017

Texas’ 2018 recruiting class is now three members deep heading into the spring game. Four-star quarterback Casey Thompson announced Thursday in his high school gymnasium that he’ll sign with the Longhorns.

Thompson, the son of former Oklahoma quarterback Charles Thompson and the younger brother of former Sooners receiver Kendal Thompson, joins wide receiver Justin Watkins and linebacker Byron Hobbs as Texas’ commitments for the 2018 class. In his Southmoore, Okla. high school career, Thompson has amassed more than 8,000 yards of total offense and scored 109 touchdowns. He’s ranked as the No. 7 dual-threat quarterback in the nation and is a 247Sports composite national top 160 player.

As a junior, Thompson passed for 2,730 yards and 28 touchdowns to just five interceptions. He rushed for 586 yards and scored 14 touchdowns on the ground. He’s accounted for 139 total touchdowns in his prep career.

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