Pokes Lose Commitment In Ty Thomas

Ty Thomas from Lubbock, Texas switched his commitment from Oklahoma State to Arizona State on Friday.

It was kind of odd to begin with as the nephew of Texas Tech and NFL linebacker great Zach Thomas, Lubbock Cooper High School safety Ty Thomas committed very early to Oklahoma State. Many Cowboy fans and recruiting observers were skeptical. Heck, Thomas' dad, Bart, was a safety at Texas Tech.

The thought was Thomas would end up with hometown and legacy laden Texas Tech. Well, Thomas is gone as he de-committed on Twitter but not for the Red Raiders, but instead he is heading west to Arizona State.

“After a lot of thought and prayer, I have decided to flip my commitment to Arizona State,” wrote Thomas on Twitter. “I cannot thank the fans and coaching staff at Oklahoma State enough for the opportunity, but I feel that Arizona State is my best fit.”

Thomas is 5-10, 195 pounds and thought to be either a strong safety or a hybrid linebacker. Oklahoma State was not his first commitment and may not be his last. He originally committed to Washington State before he switched his pledge to Oklahoma State on Jan. 8. Arizona State might want to keep a weary eye on Texas Tech.

The loss for the Cowboys is significant as Thomas was a physically active and aggressive with 85 tackles, two interceptions, four pass breakups, and one forced fumble last season for Cooper.

His exit drops the Cowboys commitments to 15 and leaves them likely looking for 2-3 safeties in the class.


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