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Patrick Henry (Ashland, VA) star D.J. Thomas could well make a decision very soon, or he could wait several weeks. The 5-9, 170-pound RB/DB is just not sure at this point, but he is sure about which program is his heavy favorite and the likely future destination.
“Virginia Tech is very much in the lead,” Thomas said. “I don’t know when I will commit just yet. I was thinking about doing it in about a week or so, but now I don’t know. I’m just looking for the right moment and the right feeling. I do plan on giving my commitment to Virginia Tech, though. It is a great program and I’ve liked them better and better since they offered me. I don’t know when, but I do plan on going to Virginia Tech.”
Thomas may wait until a few weeks into his senior season. Practice begins next week, so right now he’s focused and excited for his final year of high school to begin.
“Everything’s going quite well right now,” Thomas said. “We just finished up weight lifting. We ran the 40 the other day, and I ran a hand-timed 4.38. I feel like I’ve improved me footwork and my vision and my ballhandling since last year. We start practice on Monday, so I’m really looking forward to that.”
If Thomas decides to wait to commit, he said part of the reason would be to see if other schools start to show more interest…just to make sure he has checked out all of his options. The Hokies aren’t making it any easier to wait, however, as the staff, led by primary recruiter Jim Cavanaugh, has done a good job of staying in touch with the speedy athlete throughout the summer
“I’ve been getting a lot of handwritten letters from Virginia Tech,” said Thomas. “I get handwritten letters pretty much everyday from Tech. Coach Cav just asks how my summer has been going and everything. I haven’t gotten anything from Tennessee (Thomas’ other written scholarship offer), so I don’t know what’s going on with them.”
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“They are saying defensive back, but the running...
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