Logan Thimons (6’2, 215 lbs.) was looking for an opportunity. When it came, he made the most of it.
The Freeport, Pennsylvania linebacker displayed his talents this past weekend at West Virginia’s camp finale, earning MVP honors. That, in turn, resulted in a scholarship offer from the Mountaineers.
“I’m very excited to say the least,” Thimons said. “West Virginia is actually my dream school and to have that dream come true is outstanding. I’m out of my mind excited right now.”
Though he was unsure throughout the duration of camp whether an offer would be forthcoming, Thimons knew the Mountaineer staff had placed their eyes on him.
“I had gone to the three-day camp earlier this summer and they really liked me then,” Thimons explained. “It was on Thursday when they invited me down to the final camp of the season and always being able to go one-on-one with the top prospects in the nation is always good for me.”
“I think them being able to see me in person one last time to make sure I was what they wanted was good for them,” he continued. “They didn’t say exactly what they saw that they liked but I know they definitely want me to play middle linebacker. They want me to fill that spot.”
Thimons’ love for West Virginia comes in an odd fashion. While he didn’t grow up watching the game up football, the passion for the game rang through because of the area in which he grew up in.
“I never got into college football much when I was younger,” Thimons laughed. “When you’re a young kid and all the adults around you talking about West Virginia, Penn State and Pitt in the area you get that and familiarize. So I heard a lot about Tavon Austin and things at WVU so that led to me liking them.”
Despite not having the in-depth knowledge of the football landscape in his younger years, one name Thimons is familiar with is former Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley.
Bradley, who now serves on the West Virginia staff, made the moment of Thimons receiving the offer that more special.
“Yeah I did know Tom Bradley, though I never got to meet him in person,” Thimons explained. “He’s a great guy and it’s an honor to be recruited by him. After the camp we were all gathered up and they called me up to give me the MVP and when they dismissed he (Bradley) pulled me aside with Coach (Tony) Gibson and said they wanted to offer me a scholarship. Then Tom Bradley went over to my mother and gave her the news. It was a special moment.”
Though the Mountaineers were the first official offer for Thimons, interest on the recruiting trail hasn’t been lacking — with programs such as Ohio State, Penn State, Toledo and Lehigh all keeping tabs.
And while Thimons admits West Virginia could be a schools to earn his commitment, he plans to make an educated decision.
“This is a big decision that I’m going to think very hard about,” Thimons explained. “I definitely think once I play my junior season it will open up a lot more doors. But, I would love to commit earlier rather than later knowing that I’m set and I know where I’m going.”