Logan Thomas, rated as the number three prospect in the nation by Scout.com, was at West Virginia's camp at the end of June, and put on a performance that had observers buzzing. Displaying the athletic ability and body control of a wide receiver, the 6-6, 230-pounder blew through workouts and by defenders as he snared passes from all angles and positions during one-on-one drills. That followed an impressive series of individual work where Thomas quickly drew notice for his explosive starts and body control.
That Thomas put on such a show isn't surprising. The quiet big man recorded a session-best 44-inch vertical jump at the Under Armour/Scout.com Combine in Baltimore, where he also shone during head-to-head competition. That followed a junior season in which he was move to quarterback on his high school team, where he earned first-team All-District and All-Region honors, throwing for 1150 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also rushed for 600 yards and eight touchdowns as his Brookville High School squad utilized his talents to the utmost. Although he will again man that position this year, he is being recruited as an H-back type by most of the schools that have offered him scholarships.
Thomas' trip to West Virginia capped an extensive summer tour in which he also visited North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, as well as the aforementioned Baltimore combine. His trip to WVU did nothing to hurt the Mountaineers' chances of landing him, and likely solidified a spot for them in his top group of schools.
"I had a good time at West Virginia," Thomas said in recapping his visit. "It was a really nice time. One of the things that stood out was the coaches. I had a good time with them. I thought they worked well together, and they seemed like they were having fun out there. They were chill, and good together as a unit."
Thomas could go to an Orlando event in preparation for an all-star game following his senior season, but other than that the Brookville High School star reiterated that his summer tour is complete. With at least 20 offers to date, the outstanding athlete has a host of schools to consider as he begins to ponder trimming the list down to a manageable level for the official visit process.
"I'm hoping to begin narrowing the list down in the next week or so. I'd like to get it down to five to seven schools," he explained. "I haven't started considering official visits yet, but when I get the list down I will probably take all of my visits. If I feel really comfortable about a school, I might commit then, but if I need the process to play out, then that's what I'll do."
Thomas, who confirmed that West Virginia is a very strong candidate to be included in his final group, counts several factors he will be looking at as he narrows his list and makes his decision.
"The coaching staff is important to me, and it has to be a school that I fell good about and want to spend four years at. The football is important too, and I want to play against great competition."
On the academic side, Thomas is looking at a major in the sports management or communication field. An excellent student, he should have no trouble qualifying.