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April 17, 2013

Thompson Ready to step up at OU

Former Southmoore QB Kendal Thompson making moves during spring game

(Continued)

MOORE —

The Sooners will head into the summer without having named a starting quarterback. According to the coaches, what the players do in August will go a long way in deciding who starts the first game Aug. 31 against Louisiana-Monroe.

“When Somebody has earned it,” Heupel said, “we’ll name a guy.”

More SaberCats: Southmoore was well represented Saturday during the annual Red/White Spring game. Besides the likes of alums Thompson, Julian Wilson and D.J. Ward showcasing their talents on the field, a current SaberCats was also on hand.

Junior Jalen Adams was at Memorial Stadium with several other high school recruits the Sooners have began to target.

Adams led the Cats last season with 39 receptions, 766 and eight touchdowns as the team’s main deep threat. His first college offer came from the University of Tulsa. Now the 5-10, 162-pounder has the Sooners showing interest in him.

Ward plays: Ward did play Saturday. He was cleared by the NCAA to participate in practice this week and it was the first he played in something close to a game since his junior year of at Lawton High.

“He was anxious. I laughed. They saw him out there and ran the naked (bootleg) on him. There you go. He hasn’t been on the field for a year and a half, and you’re going to run the naked on him. Rotten offensive guys,” coach Bob Stoops said. “It was good for him. I saw him on one of the pass rushes, they completed the ball, and he turned the corner and had the edge. He ended up slipping before getting to the quarterback, but it was good to see him do that.”

Ward had to sit out his entire senior season after transferring to Southmoore last year.

Michael Kinney Follow me @eyeamtruth mkinney@mooreamerican.com

 

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