Brookville (Lynchburg, VA) star Logan Thomas certainly is a hotly contested recruit, boasting 18 Division 1A scholarship offers, but he appears to be an even hotter commodity in the state of Virginia. Virginia and Virginia Tech are each recruiting the 6-6, 225-pound athlete extremely hard, with the Cavaliers receiving the most recent visit yesterday.
“I visited to learn more in-depth things about the academic part,” said Thomas, who also celebrated his 17th birthday yesterday. He had been up to Charlottesville the previous week for camp as well. “I met the academic coordinators and some people from the business school. That’s what I’m looking into for my major. Of course, I talked to Coach [Al] Groh, Coach Lineburg and Coach Mike Groh. They shared their vision of me. Al Groh said he wanted me to be the face of the program, like Chris Long or Cedric Peerman. He sees me as that type of player and person. If I went there, I would be the leader of the team by my senior year.”
Being called a potential “face of the program” made a positive impression on Thomas, who said, “I’ve never heard anything like that before. Other coaches have just asked if I wanted to come to their school. Virginia’s coaches said they want me here and that I’m the top player they want.”
The Virginia staff also detailed how they see Thomas fitting into to their offensive system.
“Coach Groh said I am Tom Santi, Billy McMullen and Heath Miller combined,” Thomas said. “They would use me like those guys. They took my highlight film and took a couple of catches from the highlight film and showed me how they would do that in their system. I talked to the weightlifting coach and he said he’d want to get me to 250 by the time I left there.”
Overall, Thomas says yesterday’s visit “definitely broadened my horizons about my future. I know what I want in my future and I will make the best decision for me on that.”
Last month, Thomas made a trip to Blacksburg for Virginia Tech’s summer camp and enjoyed his time, calling it “an awesome experience.” The in-state schools have taken turns in impressing the Lynchburg star, who is high on both programs.
“Oh, man. They have both done a really, really good job of broadcasting what they have to offer,” Thomas said. “I’m impressed with what I’ve seen with the two in-state schools. They know – and I’m...
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