Ty Thomas Shows Skills At Opening Regional

Oklahoma State commit Ty Thomas from Lubbock, Texas is looking to create his own legacy by playing for the Cowboys.

I found Ty Thomas to be a serious but a very engaging young man when visiting with him Sunday. The Oklahoma State commitment was eager to talk about the Cowboys and his pledge to Oklahoma State.

Thomas has the reputation – and for good reason – of being a chip off the old blocks in his father and his uncle, who both played at Texas Tech. His Uncle Zach was also an NFL star with the Miami Dolphins at linebacker. Thomas said he is eager to cut his own path in football.

"I don't mind going my own way," he said in reference to his commitment to Oklahoma State and not to hometown Texas Tech.

Watching video of Thomas it is easy to see his physical style of play, but he added that his emphasis at Nike's Opening Regional was to improve on his coverage skills against some of the best receivers that the region has to offer. He was good enough to make the final drills of the day as those players were handpicked by the coaches that worked with them all day.

Last season at Lubbock Cooper High School, Thomas had three tackles for losses and two interceptions while making a bunch of stops for the defense. He is often seen throwing his body into ball carriers. At 5-11, 195 pounds, he packs a pretty good punch and when he hits you he does with everything he has.

This is the kind of player on defense that Oklahoma State fans can get excited about. Personality-wise, he reminds me of the defensive equivalent to David Glidden and that is a very good reputation to have.

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