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Oklahoma Signee Suffers Torn ACL, Won't Play In 2018

A general view of Oklahoma's football stadium.

NORMAN, OK - NOVEMBER 25: A general view of the stadium during the West Virginia Mountaineers vs. the Oklahoma Sooners game at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

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.