Michael Thompson in a Oklahoma Sooner's jersey

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Oklahoma Steals Another Top-100 Recruit From Missouri, Michael Thompson

St. Louis-area talent will put the 'boom' in Boomer Sooner

February 07, 2018 - 3:06 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Michael Thompson, a consensus top-three football recruit from Missouri, will attend the University of Oklahoma next year. The Parkway North High School defensive lineman choose the Sooners over the Missouri Tigers, Wednesday. 

Today was National Signing Day across the country, not to be confused with the National Earlying Signing Day in December. Thompson will join another highly touted defensive lineman from St. Louis, Ronnie Perkins of Lutheran North High School, at Oklahoma this fall. Perkins and Thompon were both top-100 recruits and were the St. Louis area's only representatives at the U.S. Army All-American game. Kamryn Babb of CBC was also invited, but a knee injury before his senior season kept him on the sideline the entire year – he committed to Ohio State in December. 

Thompson is the No. 4 defensive tackle in this year's class, according to the 247Sports.com. Oklahoma now has a top-10 recruiting class in 2018, after a 2017 season which ended in the College Football Playoff National Championship with a loss in the Rose Bowl to Georgia. 

As for the other top recruting class in the nation, Georgia sits at No. 1 according to ESPN. The Bulldogs are followed by Ohio State, Texas, Penn State and Clemson, with Alabama just outside the top-six. 

With another highlight from National Signing Day, there was a funny moment fro Florida commit Jacob Copeland's signing day. The 4-star wide receiver was live on ESPN, with his mother next to him wearing a Tennesse Vols hat and Alabama Crimson Tide sweatshirt – then she got up and walked away after her son choose the Gators.

It has happened before, and it will happen again, sons don't always listen to their mothers. But good news is that she came back, they hugged it out.