Talented Texas QB Talks Tigers

Four-star quarterback Cody Thomas talks to Inside The Auburn Tigers about his busy spring, recruiting, and gives his thoughts on the Auburn Tigers.

Colleyville, Tex.—Rated a four-star prospect and the number 10 quarterback prospect in the country by Scout.com, 6-4, 210, Cody Thomas is one of the top players in Texas for the 2013 class. Like many of the top quarterback prospects in the country this year, Thomas is hearing from top schools from across the country this spring.

One of those is the Auburn Tigers. With new offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler looking for a top-flight quarterback to add to what is already a very good class, Thomas said Auburn is definitely in the picture with him at the moment.

"I have already heard from Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, LSU, and of course Auburn," Thomas tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I think Coach Loeffler is coming out next Tuesday to watch me.

"I plan to visit them sometime soon," he adds of Auburn. "It will either be after spring football or early in the summer, but I'm definitely going to get out there."

There is no question that Loeffler has been a big draw for quarterbacks since arriving on the Auburn campus. With a history of producing outstanding players at the position, Thomas notes that he and Loeffler already have a good chemistry built through conversations they've had.

"I have been talking with Coach Loeffler for a couple of months. We've talked on the phone quite frequently. I know he coached Tom Brady at Michigan and coached Tim Tebow his last year at Florida. I know what his game is and he seems like he really knows what he's talking about. He could get me prepared to go to the NFL and seems like a really good coach."

With dozens of offers to choose from at the moment, Thomas says that he's in no rush to make his decision because he wants to learn more about several more schools on his list.

"I consider it pretty open right now," Thomas says. "I'm trying to narrow it down, but I really need to get out to some of the places that I'm interested in like Auburn so I can figure out where I want to go."

As a junior Thomas had a huge season as he threw for 3,382 yards and scored 36 touchdowns. He completed 259-424 passes for the season. With numbers like that he'll be able to look for exactly the right fit on the next level. He notes that he's got some particular things in mind he'll be looking for when the time comes.

"The top thing for me is how I feel around the coaches, just my comfort level around them," Thomas says. "I will look at the depth charts and see where I'll fit in. I don't want to go anywhere to sit on the bench for four years and not play any. I'll look at that. Distance isn't a factor me and neither are facilities. Everywhere you go the facilities will be really nice. I grew up in Texas, but I didn't grow up a big Texas fan or really a big fan of anyone. I don't have any favorites. I'm just trying to find the best fit for me."

In addition to his exploits on the football field, Thomas is also a standout baseball player for his high school team. They just finished the regular season at 22-4 and won their region to advance to the playoffs. He said that has added even more to his plate this spring and made for a hectic last few weeks.

"It has been pretty crazy," Thomas says. "I'm trying to juggle baseball and now the colleges can come out and see me throwing. I'm trying to juggle that and talk to all the schools. We just finished our regular season in baseball and we have a week and a half off before we start the playoffs.

"It depends on how we do in the playoffs, but I could miss a week of spring football or I could miss all of it," he adds. "It just depends on how we do. It's pretty busy right now just trying to do both and get ready for football next year while I'm maintaining baseball this year."


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