Missouri is loading up on receivers in its 2018 signing class, and Khmari Thompson is the first to make it official. He also might be the fastest of the bunch.
Welcome @nx_prodigy to the family! Khmari is going to have a special career on the outside at Mizzou! He is extremely explosive, has elite ball skills, and can straight up fly! Cannot wait to get you here and let you do your thing! #GA #ShowMe18 pic.twitter.com/eJ1l21UfKy— ShowMe18 (@MizzouShowMe) December 20, 2017
- Position: WR
- Height, Weight: 6’2, 190
- City (School): Lawrenceville, GA (Central Gwinnett)
- 247Sports Rating: 0.8416 (three stars, No. 1216 overall prospect)
- Rivals Rating: 3 stars (5.5)
- Other Offers of Note: Illinois, Kansas State, Purdue
From the original commitment article:
Thompson, a 6’1, 200-pound athlete, listed offers from Kansas State and Purdue and gives the Tigers four receivers in the 2018 class — five if you count Texas athlete Jalen Knox among the receivers. He is listed as a three-star prospect per the 247Sports Composite.
Part of the reason Thompson may have flown under the radar is because he didn’t play football for his sophomore and junior years, instead choosing to run track. According to his interview with Rivals, after talking with his high school coach he decided to play his senior year and broke out with over a thousand yards receiving and a dozen touchdowns.
Credit goes to assistant receivers coach Matt O’Brien, who found and developed a relationship with Thompson and Central Gwinnett head coach Todd Wofford.