The redshirt sophomore quarterback announced his intention to transfer on his Twitter account Tuesday night, writing "I believe God has another path in store for me," per the Associated Press.
"I will be graduating in May, and transferring to play at another college next season," he wrote.
Thompson's decision not-so-coincidentally comes on the heels of Trevor Knight's breakout performance against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, when the redshirt freshman threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns in winning game MVP honors.
That outing makes it all-but-impossible to imagine anyone else entering 2014 as the Sooners' starting quarterback, particularly with Thompson already seemingly playing catch-up. Though expeted to compete for the starting job when 2013 spring practice opened, a broken foot at the beginning of fall camp helped relegate Thompson to third string behind Knight and Blake Bell.
Despite Bell's and Knight's occasional struggles (and his father's public calls for more playing time), Thompson would appear in only two games in 2013, completing 4 of 13 passes.
Thompson still has two years of eligibility remaining and as a graduate student will be eligible to play immediately at his transfer destination.