Frank Solich and the Ohio Bobcats landed a verbal commitment from another quality class of 2018 prospect on Saturday afternoon.
Committing to Ohio after having a chance to meet and mingle with the coaching staff, Barberton (OH) linebacker Keye Thompson announced via his Twitter page that he is now off the market and headed to Athens after his high school graduation.
Extremely excited and very blessed to say I’m committed to the University of Ohio✅ pic.twitter.com/mrwM7EgENx
— Keye Thompson2️⃣1️⃣ (@keye_21) July 29, 2017
“OU just felt right for me.” The 6-foot-0, 210-pound Thompson stated to the MAC Prospectus soon after his pledge to the Bobcats.
“I came down and toured the campus, I thought it was one of the best ones I’ve seen. I loved the atmosphere I was in. Coach Solich and his staff have a lot of experience under their belt and they welcomed me very well.”
Thompson, a second team All-Ohio selection last season after accounting for nearly 120 total tackles on defense, and over 1,500 total yards of offense for Barberton, reportedly held scholarship offers from fellow Mid-American Conference programs such as Akron, and Bowling Green before shutting down his recruitment in favor of OU.
Although he held other opportunities to play on the college level, Thompson knows his choice to roll with Solich and crew was the right one.
“I’ll play inside linebacker for the Bobcats. (When I think of the OU football program) Well played football. Great coaching staff. Amazing facilities and athletic trainers (come to mind).”