One of the top performers at Scout.com's combines over the summer was 4-star tight end Logan Thomas. Scout.com has Logan rated as the 3rd best tight end in the nation. Even though he moved to quarterback last year to help his team, the 6'6" 220 pound athlete showed as a sophomore that he'll be a threat on the next level as he caught 54 balls for over 900 yards and 8 touchdowns. During the summer he physically dominated players at the local Scout.com combine, resulting in a performance that catapulted him to the top of the rankings for his position in 2009. Recently the standout tight end trimmed his list to eight schools. He said that move has made his recruitment less hectic than it has been.
"Things are going good and they aren't as hectic as they once were," said Thomas on his recruitment. "I've got my list trimmed down to Virginia, Virginia Tech, Florida State, West Virginia, Clemson, North Carolina, Tennessee and Wake Forest. I am thinking about eliminating Clemson after what happened there. I'm not sure that's something I want to be apart of. Other than that these are the schools I hear from now and these are the coaches I talk to."
Logan told NoleDigest that North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Virginia are the schools recruiting him the hardest at this time. One school that's remained in the picture with him is Florida State. While they aren't after him as hard as the others, he says that is something that may change.
"I've actually planned an unofficial visit to Florida State when they play Virginia Tech," explained Thomas. "I think my dad and a few friends are going to come down with me. I talked to some of the coaches last week about the visit. I have interest in them because they've always been a good team and I like the offense they run. Coach Coley has told me they like me as more of a receiving tight end and says they'd use me in different ways."
So far in his process Thomas has visited the in-state schools, North Carolina and Wake Forest. He said overall that each visit was good, but neither stood out among the others.
"Those visits were alright," said Thomas, "and I had a lot of fun while I was on them. Each visit was about the same. I talked to the head coaches at each school where they all told me the things I can do at their schools. No visit from that group stood out more than the other."
Thomas stars for his Brooksville team as its quarterback. He is the best athlete on his team and that is where the best players normally play on the high school level. He says this year his team has been physically dominating as they're off to an 8-0 start.
"We're 8-0 right now and we are playing well," stated Thomas. "I've been a steady quarterback every week for my team. We run a pretty balanced attack so I have 700 yards passing for 8 TDs and 600 yards rushing for 6 TDs. All of the backs have 1,000 yards so we've got a lot of guys who can make plays."
While Florida State is a school that hasn't been mentioned much with Logan, he says that the upcoming unofficial visit is important to him because he want to check them out before he trims his list over the next few weeks.
"I'm still pretty even and I haven't found that factor that puts one school over the top," said Thomas. "I have no official set up yet but I will probably do that after I get back from my visit to FSU. That is an important visit for me because I like them and I wan to see what they have to offer. If I have a good visit I will probably consider them more seriously. I'm not close to making any decision so I will probably take my time and decide on Signing Day."
Stay tuned to NoleDigest for the latest new on Logan Thomas as we track his senior season, as well as the rest of the recruits from the 2009 recruiting class.