Todd Thomas finally has some stability, and for that, he says this is the most eager he's been for a football season to start.
"I'm ready (for training camp)," Thomas said. "I'll be the most happiest person in the world."
Since he initially signed with Pittsburgh in 2009, Thomas has had some sort of obstacle to fight through. After he signed in 2009, he was forced to spend an extra year at prep school, enrolling at Milford Academy for the 2009 season.
He stuck with his commitment to Pitt, starting off 2010 as a wide receiver. After being moved to defensive back in the first part of the season, he tore his left ACL, officially giving him a redshirt that season.
Though he played 10 games in 2011, he admitted that he played through pain in his knee. He tore the same knee again. Thomas sat out the bowl game that year, and eventually the spring.
The rehab process kept him out of the 2012 spring, the first under Paul Chryst. He played it cautiously, and returned to the field in Week Five of the 2012 season, where he played the final nine games.
Thomas remained healthy in the spring, and here in July, says he's the best he's felt since he's been at Pitt. He also says he likes where his weight is at.
"Definitely," Thomas added. "My weight is good. I got faster, I'm healthy, my knee is 100 percent. I'm ready to go."