Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas will return to the Hokies program for his senior year, according to multiple sources familiar with his decision.
Thomas, a rising redshirt senior from Brookville High in Lynchburg, Va., completed 220-of-429 passes for 2,976 yards and 18 touchdowns (16 interceptions) and also had a team-high 524 rushing yards and nine touchdowns for Virginia Tech in 2012. He became Tech’s all-time leader in career 200-yard passing games when he threw for 256 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-20 win against Duke on Oct. 13.
Thomas was a second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection in 2011, when as a first-year starter he threw for 3,013 yards and 19 touchdowns and rushed for 469 and 11 touchdowns, breaking Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s single-season career yardage mark at Tech. NFL scouts are intrigued by the potential of the 6-foot-6, 260-pound Thomas, who has above average athleticism and a cannon for an arm.
Virginia Tech is undergoing a transition on offense as former Auburn and Florida assistant Scot Loeffler is expected to be the Hokies new offensive coordinator with former Tigers offensive line coach Jeff Grimes expected to take over the offensive line. It was not known how these changes would impact Thomas, but we were told his meetings with the pair went well behind the scenes and he's prepared to return to Blacksburg and seek the needed improvements that could give him first or second-round status in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Thomas is expected to formalize his decision during a formal announcement at 3:45 this afternoon on College Football Live on ESPNU (moved to ESPNU because of Lance Armstrong coverage).