Logan Thomas, the 6-foot-6, 215-pound four-star tight end/wide receiver from Brookville High School in Lynchburg, Va., already has scholarship offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Duke, Wake Forest, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Maryland and Tennessee.
"No school really stands out right now," Thomas said. "If I find a clear favorite early I'll decide, but if it comes down to the end that's fine too. I don't really know when I'll decide, but I'd rather not stretch it out."
Thomas denies a leader but favors Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee. He attended junior days at Wake Forest, Virginia and North Carolina.
"I love the small campus feel at Wake Forest," he said. "The academics there are great too. The coaches are really good and I think the team is going places. They've been doing well the last few years. I love how the coaches are real and don't just tell you how good you are and stuff."
The Demon Deacons are only two hours from Thomas' house and are recruiting him as an H-back. Virginia Tech is about one and half hours away and the Hokies want him as a wide receiver. "Virginia Tech has good fan support and the area there is great," he said. "They have great academics."
Thomas' first scholarship offer was from Virginia during last summer and he says the Cavs, who want him as a wide receiver, are recruiting him the hardest. "They send a letter about every two days," he said. "They also get me to call them like every week, plus it's only an hour away, so I go up there a lot. I have a good relationship with the coaches there."
The Cavs also offered his cousin, Zack McCray, who plays defensive end for Brookville High School and is a class of 2010 prospect. "We've talked about playing together, but it's not a priority," he said. "But it would be great if we did."
The other junior day that Thomas attended was North Carolina's. The Tar Heels are recruiting him as a tight end and Thomas says he was really impressed by head coach Butch Davis. "He's a great coach and a nice guy," he said. "He tells it like it is and doesn't blow smoke. He also really knows his stuff.
"It was a great time at North Carolina," Thomas admitted. "They offered me at their junior day. We also got to go to a basketball game (when the Tar Heels took on Virginia Tech) and that was a lot of fun."
On April 19, Thomas plans to attend the Tennessee spring game. "I don't know a lot about them, but I really like the SEC and the coaches seem like nice guys," he said. "They really seem to get the best out of their players."
The Vols are recruiting Thomas as a tight end as well. Virginia Tech, which is only one and half hours from Thomas' house, are recruiting him for receiver. The only school recruiting him as a quarterback is Duke.
Thomas played under center during his junior season, throwing for 1150 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also rushed for 600 yards and eight touchdowns.
"I'm real athletic and I have good field awareness," he said. "I study film and I remember it. I play smart and I know what to do. I have great hands and will catch anything that is thrown to me. As a sophomore I had about 60 catches for almost 1000 yards. I just don't let anything stop me."
Despite his success, Thomas knows he'll need to continue to improve. "To make it in the next level I know I'll need to get faster and stronger," he said. "I weight lift a lot and I work with a trainer. I also run track to get my speed up."
With Thomas' athleticism, he truly could play a variety of positions. He only demands that he plays offense. "I don't care which position I play as long as it's on offense," he said.
Besides which position he's going to play, Thomas may have to figure out which sport he'll want to play in college as he's also a top basketball recruit (small forward/power forward). "I have offers from Akron, James Madison, Tulane, Duquesne, Liberty and William and Mary for basketball," he said. "I probably average about 18 points and 11 rebounds a game. It would be difficult to do both sports though, so I'll probably only choose one. Most likely I'll play football, but I'm not totally sure yet."
He says that growing up he didn't follow a specific school. "I didn't start playing football until the eighth grade and I would just always watch everybody," he said.
"I'm looking for a great program which has strong academics," he said. "I want to go where I can see myself living for four years and where they have great fans. I really play off the stuff like that and I want to play for fans that are as passionate about football as I am."
Thomas is ranked as the No. 2 tight end in the country by Scout.com. He benches 230 pounds and squats 340.
He reports a 3.4 core GPA and is taking the SAT in May.