Brookville Coach High on Thomas’ QB Potential

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Brookville (Lynchburg, VA) head coach Jeff Woody has always been high on Logan Thomas ‘ abilities at the quarterback position, so he was not surprised to see his former star in the quarterback mix at Virginia Tech this summer. The 6-6, 230-pound Thomas probably wasn’t surprised, either.

“Virginia Tech told him in the off-season and when he committed to make sure he kept his arm loose,” Woody said. “I think he kind of expected it, but I don’t think he knew for sure where they would play him. I noticed him in the off-season catching passes and also throwing passes. He did the same thing in the all-star game. He was doing everything, not only throwing and catching, but running. He did a great job of being ready.”

Following a sophomore campaign in which he hauled in 55 passes at wide receiver, Thomas took over Brookville’s starting quarterback spot three games into his junior season. He did very well, finishing the year with 1,500 total yards (1,000 passing and 500 rushing) and guiding the Bees to a Division 3, Region III championship. As a senior, he led the Bees to a runner-up finish in the Group AA, Division 3 state championship game.

“He is a great athlete. I felt like he was the best athlete on our team,” Woody said. “As a quarterback in high school, he was able to run the football and he was able to throw the football. His strength is his arm strength. He can throw every pass in the book. Of course, he has to improve and adjust to the college game. He’ll need to develop the understanding you need to have. He’ll need to make decisions faster, but I have every confidence the Virginia Tech staff will have him dialed in if his number is called. I’m comfortable they’ll have a playbook to utilize his skills.

“I think the sky is the limit for him. I think the Tech coaches are impressed with his ability to play quarterback. He has size, arm strength, mobility and the mental part. I think he is in a good position.

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