Cody Thomas Shows Competitive Fire

There is no need to worry about the competitive juices of Cody Thomas of Colleyville Heritage. Thomas showed his competitive fire at the Elite 11 Quarterback Competition at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, when he showed up Saturday after a baseball game and stepped right into competing with not only the top quarterbacks in Texas but also a number of quarterbacks from out of state.

The 6-5, 220-pound Thomas showed up well despite coming straight from the diamond and being more accustomed this time of year to feeling a little white ball with red seams than the larger oblong one with white seams.

Thomas is a proven commodity on the football field as a look at his game tape shows a quarterback that is patient in the spread and can throw over the middle, slant, seam routes, outside, posts, and corners at all three distances short, medium, and long.

He also shows the ability to get air under the ball and be efficient with the fade route, a pass that many quarterbacks have trouble by either underthrowing or lacking accuracy. He also shows the ability to scramble and throw with velocity on the run.

Thomas completed 259 of 424 passes for 3,382 yards and 36 touchdowns last year as a junior.

He was the first quarterback that Oklahoma State offered in the 2013 class, although the Cowboys have since added another in Georgia passing playmaker Parker McLeod.

Thomas has also received scholarship offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Florida International, Iowa, Michigan State, Mississippi, North Carolina (and head coach Larry Fedora), Notre Dame, Oregon, TCU, Texas Tech, Southern Cal, Vanderbilt, and Virginia.

Thomas is also considered a prospect in baseball where he is a rangy outfielder with a good glove and the ability to hit for average and power.

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