The Southmoore "Trio"

Kendal Thompson

The Oklahoma Sooners did not have to wait long for Austin Haywood and Kendal Thompson, as both players accepted offers to play for Bob Stoops at OU….

Heading in to the season Austin Haywood, Julian Wilson, and Kendal Thompson all talked about playing together on the next level.

They even went as far as to give themselves a nickname: "The Trio"

Julian Wilson, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound athlete was the first player of the group to receive an offer from OU after he pulled down offers from a number of other heavy hitters like Florida and Nebraska.

Three weeks later he accepted the offer and officially joined the "Sooner Nation".

This past Saturday afternoon both Haywood, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound tight end / defensive end and Thompson, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound left-handed quarterback received offers from OU Head Coach Bob Stoops.

And the duo made it official when they both announced their intentions to join Wilson in Norman.

"Yes sir," Thompson responded when asked if they have indeed pulled the trigger on their impending verbal commitments to OU.

Haywood, who is having a breakout year on the field, has racked up 396 receiving yards and scored nine touchdowns, added an additional six touchdowns on the ground and racked up 60 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions on defense. He is the Sooners' 25th commitment for the class of 2010.

Thompson, who is the Sooners' first quarterback commitment for the Class of 2011, has been equally effective. He has guided the Sabercats to an 8-1 start and has thrown for 1,724 yards and 19 touchdowns while rushing for 263 yards and eight tallies.

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