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TCU 2016 Class Signees: Dylan Thomas

One of Fort Worth's most exciting athletes decided to stay close to home. The former Paschal quarterback will be playing his college ball at The Carter, less than a mile away from his high school.

Dylan Thomas at The Opening in Dallas
Dylan Thomas at The Opening in Dallas
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Dylan Thomas was one of the first to commit to TCU for the 2016 recruiting class. He announced his decision all the way back on 12/3/2014. It's no surprise that he inked his LOI today, being that he has been committed to the Frogs for so long and never really showed much interest in other programs.

Thomas had only one other offer, from SMU, but he was recruited by both Baylor and Oklahoma. The lack of offers has a lot more to do with his unwavering commitment to TCU than other programs not being interested. Had he kept his recruitment open longer the offers would have come in. Scout has him rated as a four-star prospect, the No. 41 ATH nationally and the No. 7 ATH in Texas.  They have him listed at 6'1", 190 lbs. with a verified 40 time of 4.45 seconds.

In his hudl film below he shows great stop and go ability and a strong arm in and out of the pocket. With the ball in his hands, he is hard to bring down, often carrying multiple defenders with him for extra yards before they manage to bring him to the ground. His skills at wide receiver and defensive back are also on display. His senior season was cut short due to injury, but during his junior year at Paschal he passed for 833 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions, rushed for 651 yards and seven touchdowns and caught 25 passes for 560 yards and seven touchdowns.

In college Thomas is projected to move from quarterback to wide receiver. While he certainly has the ability at that position, he is also a sure tackler with a good defensive instincts. With his frame, he would be the perfect fit for Patterson to turn into a defensive back. Wherever he ends up, we're all glad that he decided to stay in Fort Worth and wear a slightly different shade of purple for the next few years.