Former Oregon QB Ty Thompson announces transfer destination
Former Oregon quarterback Ty Thompson has committed to Tulane.
A third-year man from Gilbert, Arizona, Thompson became the highest-rated quarterback to ever sign with the Ducks (in the recruiting rankings era) when he joined the program in 2021. He sat behind Anthony Brown his first year, then backed up Bo Nix in 2022 and 2023. When Oregon added Dillon Gabriel from the transfer portal last month, Thompson officially said goodbye.
On Friday, he joined the Green Wave.
— ty thompson (@ty_thompson7) January 5, 2024
A 4-star recruit and the No. 40 overall prospect in the Class of 2021, Thompson enjoyed a remarkable high school career for Gilbert (Ariz.) Mesquite. Over his last three years of high school ball, he threw 100 touchdowns, ran for seven scores, and produced 10,276 yards of offense.
His first year at Oregon, he attempted just 15 passes.
In his two seasons backing up Nix, Thompson completed 35 of his 51 pass attempts for 369 yards and four touchdowns with three interceptions. This season, he completed 24 of his 31 passes for 297 yards and four scores.
His last appearance for Oregon came against Arizona State on Nov. 18, when he threw six times for 59 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in a 49-13 win. He did not play in the home finale against Oregon State or in the Pac-12 Championship Game, and then hit the transfer portal before Oregon’s bowl game against Liberty.
Tulane quarterback Michael Pratt has entered his name for the 2024 NFL Draft, leaving the Green Wave after four years and 35 career starts. First-year head coach Jon Sumrall will have a fully-open quarterback competition on his hands in Year 1, and Thompson will step in with an opportunity to win the job.