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It’s officially game week Hokies as we’re just 3 days away from kickoff. Today, we’ll take a look at #3 on roster Mr. Logan Thomas. After a lackluster performance against Clemson in week five, some Virginia Tech fans wondered if the Logan Thomas experiment at quarterback was going to work. Well, those questions were answered with a 348 total yard and five touchdown performance against Miami the following week. Thomas is the best pro prospect Virginia Tech has possessed since Michael Vick. If this season goes well, you’re going to see Thomas in a suit on-stage at the NFL Draft in New York next April.
Weight: 262 lbs
High School: Brookville High School
How Did He Get Here?
Believe it or not, Thomas was the number one tight end recruit in the country. He was a highly coveted prospect that favored UVA in the early going. However, the Hokies made the right pitches and Tech was able to scoop up the big man out of Lynchburg. Thomas held offers from Clemson, Florida State, Virginia, Penn State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, West Virginia, and many more. He committed to the Hokies on November 6th, 2008.
2011 Season Rewind
Last season was a dream for Thomas. Not only did he set the school record for total yards from a quarterback in a season, but he also became a national celebrity. Logan finished his first career season as a starter with 3013 yards passing, 19 passing touchdowns, 469 yards rushing, and another 11 scores on the ground. Not too shabby.
Out of the shotgun on 4th down and one, Thomas took the snap, faked a handoff to David Wilson, read the Miami defensive line, then took off up the field for the game winning touchdown. A legend was born. With a good season, Thomas is almost assured to be a 1st round draft pick in the NFL next April. His talent, his skills, and his size will make just about every scout drool over the possibilities.
But first comes the 2012 season where Thomas and this cast of Hokies has a chance for redemption. For another ACC Title season to occur, Thomas will need to limit his mistakes in the passing game. Also, he'll need to work on securing the ball and fumbling less as well. Less turnovers, a higher completion percentage, and more big plays would likely limited the odds of Virginia Tech losing a game this year. I'm not expecting Thomas to turn into Peyton Manning this year but he needs to continue to improve. If we see a better Logan Thomas this year then I can't wait to see what this season holds in store. It should be a fun ride.
Completely Made Up Fact
Last year, I said we needed to start Logan Thomas out at the bottom of the Super Hero totem poll and let him earn his way up to Super Man. After last season’s success, he has worked his way up to the Aqualad (Aqua Man’s sidekick) level of awesomeness.
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