Virginia Tech Hokies, QB Logan Thomas is set to return for his final season with the school. Thomas will red shirt the season as he graduated back in December. The 2013 season will be his third as the starter. This is a good move for Thomas. Returning for a final year of eligibility should ensure his eventual leap to the NFL. He and the rest of the team didn’t exactly light it up last season.
Many critics and fans alike had Thomas as one of the highest rated quarterbacks to potentially enter the NFL draft following last season. But that all changed as Virginia Tech had a down year and Thomas backtracked on his 2011 season by throwing 16 interceptions paired with 18 touchdowns. Despite throwing 38 more passes than in 2011, he managed fewer yards. He also saw his completion percentage fall eight points.
By staying one more year, Thomas can gain some needed experience. The decision is a very smart one. The move should translate into a better 2013 campaign for the Hokies. Thomas can also pass on the torch to back up Mark Leal or pave the way for one of the other youngsters such as incoming recruit Bucky Hodges. The team also has three other sophomores to try out as well.
The Hokies had very good recruiting class this year on top of a solid one the year before. Look for Logan Thomas and company to get Virginia Tech back into gear and compete for an ACC title. Thomas is also one solid season away from a few all time Hokie records too. There’s nothing wrong with dedicating yourself to your team one final time and possibly leaving your legacy as one of the school’s all time greats. With a great season, Thomas can get his draft stock back up to the level it was at before his mediocre 2012 year.