Cody Thomas is one heck of an athlete and the Oklahoma Sooners know it. The Colleyville, Texas native is very committed to being a part of Sooners Nation, but that could change once the 2013 MLB Draft rolls around. Right now, Thomas is on his way to Norman, Oklahoma to play football and baseball for the Sooners, but he’s also expected to be a pretty high draft pick in MLB this year, which has Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops worried, and for good reason.
Thomas is the ideal student-athlete. He makes good grades, works a part-time job and excels in two sports at a Dallas, Forth-Worth-area 5-A high school, which is the largest classification in Texas. He’s a superb athlete at 6’5″ and 220 pounds, so it’s no wonder he’s being pulled in so many different directions, one of which would include a truckload of money if he signs with the MLB team that drafts him
Of course, Thomas says he’s not worried about it, that it’s “down the road” and he just wants to enjoy playing two sports at Oklahoma. However, the Sooners aren’t so sure. Blake Bell will take over as the starting quarterback this year after the departure of Landry Jones, which isn’t exactly reassuring considering his he’s only thrown 20 passes in his two years at Oklahoma. If Thomas sticks around, he’ll undoubtedly challenge Bell for the job right out of the gate, which would be ideal for the Sooners. However, if Thomas elects to become a pro baseball player, Oklahoma’s 2013 recruiting class will be left without a quarterback. No pressure, Blake.