Virginia Tech Football: Logan Thomas to Return for Senior Year

Virginia Tech QB Thomas to Return for Senior Year

10/29/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas has announced that he will forgo the 2013 NFL draft and return to school for his senior season, reports Andy Bitter of The Virginian-Pilot.Blog Photo - Virginia Tech Football: Logan Thomas to Return for Senior Year

This comes in the middle of what has been a very disappointing year for both he and the 4-4 (2-2 ACC) Hokies.

"I've always told everybody that I'm planning on coming back for my last one," Thomas said. "I think any decision would be tough. ...If you're rated a top-five pick, it's tough not to go and take the money. At the same time, leaving Blacksburg would be extremely tough for me, because that means leaving home, leaving my friends and moving on into the real world, as they say."

What Thomas said is true: It would be difficult for any future top-five pick to put millions of dollars on the line and return to school to finish out a degree.

However, the 6-foot-6, 260-pound NFL prototype has ended any chances of that happening this April with his aberrant performances.

Listed as a potential No. 1 overall candidate by Mel Kiper earlier in the year, Thomas has been extremely inconsistent. He's completed just over 53 percent of his passes and has already thrown 10 interceptions — equaling his total from 2011.

There's a lot of upside to Thomas and I believe we've yet to see the best from him, which is why we'll be watching him play college football next season. He still needs more time to develop and prepare himself to be the top-five draft pick he's capable of being.

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