The existence of the "Clutch Gene" has been debated for years, but sometimes you can watch a player and know they have it.
Luckily for the Oregon Ducks, four-star quarterback commit Ty Thompson appears to be one of those players.
After the Gilbert Tigers took a 46-28 lead with six minutes left against Thompson's Mesquite Wildcats, the future Oregon Duck put the team on his back.
In just five minutes, Thompson threw three touchdowns to take a 47-46 lead with one minute remaining. The four-star quarterback completed passes of 80 yards, 49 yards (which led to a one-yard touchdown pass), and a game-winning 15-yard fade to the corner of the far endzone.
Gilbert would miss a 35-yard field goal wide left as time expired to complete Mesquite's wild, fourth-quarter comeback.
Thompson finished the game 26-42 for 548 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Through five games of his senior season, the 6'4", 215-pound prospect has thrown for 2,055 yards passing, 22 touchdowns and just one interception for a QB rating of 142.3, per MaxPreps.
At the time of his commitment, 247Sports rated him as the No. 142 overall player and No. 8 pro-style quarterback in the nation. With the updated recruiting rankings, he has risen to No. 82 overall by 247Sports, but is rated as the No. 40 overall player by composite score.
A large reason for his rise up the rankings was his stellar performance at the Elite 11 QB Camp where many felt he was the most impressive participant.
Ultimately, Thompson wasn't selected as the MVP of the camp because so much of that award was dictated on junior film, but lots of pundits feel the Arizona prospect was the largest winner of the event.
Still, Ducks fans couldn't be more excited for Thompson to enroll in Eugene as a part of arguably the nation's best offensive recruiting class in 2021.