A top recruit won't play for his team in 2018 after suffering a torn ACL. Oklahoma signee Michael Thompson Jr. announced on Wednesday afternoon that he'll miss the 2018 season with a severe knee injury.
Thompson, a 4-star recruit from Missouri, chose the Sooners over the Missouri Tigers.
The 6-foot-5, 330-pound defensive tackle, was the No. 4 defensive tackle in the 2018 class, according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings. He was one of the key additions to the Sooners class.
He made the announcement on Twitter.
Oklahoma made a late charge to land Thompson, who had a top-five of Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio State before trimming his list to just two programs: Missouri and Oklahoma.
It's a tough break for Thompson and the Sooners.
At least Oklahoma fans can rely on the fact Kyler Murray will quarterback the team this fall, rather than leaving for the MLB.