Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: Can Sooners pull off a late steal with Michael Thompson?

By Jack Shields

One of the top defensive linemen in the 2018 class is set to be in Norman this weekend for an official visit.

After hosting a pair of intriguing prospects last weekend in Moro Ojomo and Tank Jenkins, the Oklahoma Sooners are set to have another important visitor in town this coming weekend.

Michael Thompson, the nation’s No. 2 DT prospect per the 247Composite rankings, is scheduled to be in Norman for an official visit this Friday. Oklahoma’s momentum has sort of been building over the past week or so for Thompson, who has long been considered a lean to the home-state Missouri Tigers. The fact that Oklahoma already has a 2018 St. Louis prospect — Ronnie Perkins — on campus at this point certainly isn’t hurting the cause for the Sooners. Perkins wasn’t quite able to convince Ayodele Adeoye to flip from the Longhorns, but he certainly seemed to come close at one point. Perhaps he can work his magic with another Missourian.

For Oklahoma fans who have longed for elite interior talent on the defensive line, Michael Thompson would certainly check that box. The big kid out of Parkway North High School is strong enough …read more

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