November 28, 2007

Has Thomas found a new home?

Finding a home in the crazy world of NCAA football is the key to a productive college career. Quarterback Darron Thomas of Aldine (Texas) High School is looking for the right fit and may have found it.

Thomas verbally committed to LSU prior to the season before the Tigers received two more verbal commitments from quarterbacks during the fall. He told LSU coaches that he was going to take an official visit Florida in December, but it is another BCS conference school that has caught is interest.

"I'd have to say that Oregon is my No. 1 right now," Thomas said. "I love their offense and the way they could plug me in at quarterback. They want a quarterback that can run and throw and I could be that guy."

The 6-foot-4, 195-pound, dual-threat quarterback has also done his research.

With seniors Dennis Dixon and Brady Leaf on there way out, Thomas feels like he can get into the mix as a true freshman.

"I'm going up to see the campus this weekend and if I like it, I could commit," he said. "I'm graduating in a few weeks and Oregon is on the quarter system, so I could be there in April for spring football and get ahead of the game."

Thomas passed for more than 2,500 yards and rushed for more than 900 yards this season, leading his Mustangs to the playoffs.


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