QB Pat Thomas signs with Louisville

The University of Louisville football team has added a late signee - Georgia Military Academy quarterback Pat Thomas. He confirmed with Cardinal Authority that he signed his paperwork and faxed it back to U of L on Thursday.

The University of Louisville football team has added a late signee.

The Cardinals landed Georgia Military College quarterback Pat Thomas, who confirmed to Cardinal Authority that he faxed his paperwork on Thursday afternoon to the U of L football office.

"I'm glad the process is over and I just felt like it was the right fit for me," Thomas said. "I faxed it back just a few minutes ago."

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Thomas committed to play at UAB last December, but backed away from that decision when Garrick McGee stepped down as head coach to become the offensive coordinator at Louisville.

Thomas kept in touch with McGee and had been recruited by U of L coach Bobby Petrino when he was at Western Kentucky. Once he was released from his LOI, Thomas wanted to check out U of L.

Thomas made a visit to U of L recently and said he "knew it was right" for him.

"With a quarterback coach like coach McGee and a coach like coach Petrino," Thomas said. "It's the best situation for a quarterback.

"I'm excited to get there and show the guys what I can do. I wish I could come tomorrow."

Thomas will enroll on May 16.

Thomas helped guide Georgia Military to the NJCAA national championship last season where his team fell to East Mississippi. He threw for 1,695 yards and 17 touchdowns with just six interceptions in 2013.

During his two-day visit in the Derby City, Thomas has met with the coaching staff, toured the campus and football facilities, as well as getting a closer look at what the city has to offer.

"I'm loving everything about it," he said. "Everything is really nice."

Thomas is eligible to play right away. He was called this week by Texas, but opted to sign with U of L instead of checking out Texas.


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