Virginia Tech gained a big-time commitment last Thursday night, when 6-6, 225-pound Brookville (Lynchburg, VA) star Logan Thomas pledged to the Hokies. It was the end of what was a long recruitment for Thomas, one of the most coveted recruits in the country.
“It is a big relief. I’m real happy to be done and I’m happy to be a Hokie,” said Thomas, a selection to the 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl game.
“It hit me on Monday morning [of last week]. Virginia Tech was just where I wanted to go. I’ve been praying about it for a year. I think God led me to Virginia Tech and I’m very excited.”
Rumors of a possible Thomas commit started to surface in recent weeks, so perhaps the decision didn’t come as a major surprise. Still, the Tech staff was no doubt thrilled with the decision, scoring a commitment from a versatile, fluid athlete who has the potential to be a major force on the offensive side of the ball.
“I had told my family and told my coaches and I think it leaked out,” said Thomas, Brookville’s starting quarterback who projects as a wide receiver/tight end at Tech. “I think they had an idea that maybe I would commit.
“When I got up there, I went and got the game tickets, which you get right beside Coach Beamer’s office. Coach Stinespring took me and my family and Devin [Bolling] in there. My mom set it up, saying there was a rumor going around that I might commit. She looked at me, and then I said that this is where I wanted to spend my four years of college. Coach Beamer seemed surprised and he asked if I was serious. He jumped up fast and said ‘thank goodness’ and shook my hand.”
Thomas has been to Blacksburg on a handful of occasions, beginning with an unofficial visit last fall to see Virginia Tech host Florida State. He came away very impressed with the experience, and ever since has seemed extremely comfortable with every return trip.
“I felt at peace, like I was at home,” Thomas said.
Thomas certainly did his due diligence, though,...
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