If you're not already familiar with the outstanding things Bud Elliott & Co. and SB Nation Recruiting continue to do, then you're doing yourself a real disservice. To that point, SB Nation Recruiting contributor Wescott Eberts had a chance this past weekend to take in some of the 7-on-7 tournaments taking place in Texas and put together a quality writeup regarding some of what he saw. We've had Wes on the podcast a couple times and the guy really knows his stuff when it comes to recruiting, evaluating talent, and just football in general.
So when a guy like that comes away with a positive review such as he did with 2013 Oklahoma verbal commitment, QB Cody Thomas, your ears tend to perk up a little bit. Here is what Wes had to say about Thomas who is quickly becoming the consensus top pro-style quarterback in the football rich state of Texas.
2013 Colleyville Heritage quarterback Cody Thomas -- The Oklahoma commit was excellent on the day and was probably the top player at the event, showing why he's considered the best pure passing prospect in the state. At a legitimate 6-5, he's an imposing presence on the field and flicks the ball with ease to any part of the field, while also showing the ability to change speeds to put touch on deep balls or increase his velocity in the short passing game.
He threw an interception as I walking up, so he didn't make the strongest first impression, but he wasn't noticeably forcing the ball the rest of the day. At other times, he took four-second calls rather than force the ball into coverage, a strong indication that he values possession of the football.
Ever since Thomas' commitment, there was talk that he might not ever make it to campus because of his prowess as a baseball prospect. In interviews since his commitment, Thomas has been adamant that he wants to play both football and baseball for Oklahoma and Wes was able to get some insight on that as well.
Had a long conversation w Cody Thomas' father. Would be shocked at this point if Cody doesn't play football at OU.— Wescott Eberts (@SBN_Wescott) June 2, 2012
All things OU fans should be very happy to hear.