Barry Odom’s surging Mizzou Tigers picked up their 14th commitment on Thanksgiving Day when Georgia receiver Khmari Thompson made his pledge via twitter.
After weeks of talking and thinking with my family and friends I’ve made my decision...... Happy Thanksgiving pic.twitter.com/Vbbq376EhF— Khmari Thompson (@nx_prodigy) November 23, 2017
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.