Ronnie Thomas Will Decide Within Week

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Ronnie Thomas’ list of three schools hasn’t changed and his official visits to all three have been completed. Now the hardest part comes for the 6-10, 230-pound junior front court prospect from Northridge (IN) Middlebury, who will stew a bit longer on his decision.

“I still haven’t made a decision yet, and I will probably take another week and then decide,” Thomas told, adding that Ball State, Duquesne and Virginia Tech remain the only three schools that he is considering. ”Suddenly, I like Duquesne a little bit more and I am favoring them now.”

The Dukes, who are coached by Danny Nee, have the added advantage of family familiarity, with Thomas’ older brother Aaron having played for Nee at Robert Morris for a year.

“I just feel that I fit in there (Duquesne), I like the coaches, the players and the city,” said Thomas. “All three schools have now offered me, and I just need a little more time to decide.”

Thomas, who visited Blacksburg on September 24th-26th, liked his official visit and Blacksburg is similar to his hometown, a factor that he finds appealing.

“My visit there (Blacksburg) went real well and Blacksburg is a lot like my hometown (Middlebury),” Thomas said. “They are very similar and Blacksburg is a smaller town like my hometown, and there isn’t much around it, other than the college.

“It is definitely different from Pittsburgh.”

With that last statement, Thomas excused himself from the phone interview to greet a prospective coach who was just arriving at the Thomas household on the last day of the fall contact period.

Duquesne had arrived to make their last pitch to Thomas.