BA's Devon Thomas decommits from OU
BY Eric Bailey World Sports Writer
Monday, December 10, 2012
12/11/12 at 11:47 AM
Devon Thomas called his verbal commitment to Oklahoma a hasty decision.
So on Monday, the Broken Arrow senior-to-be announced he was reopening his future options for college football.
“I kind of took myself out of the recruiting process a little too early,” Thomas said when reached by cell phone on Monday night. “I want to go through the whole process, see other schools, get out of town and see what else is out there.”
Thomas, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound running back, gave his initial pledge to the Sooners on Nov. 19, exactly three weeks earlier.
Thomas said he still has a scholarship offer from Oklahoma. He also has had offers from schools like Oklahoma State, Texas, Michigan and West Virginia. Thomas said he has drawn interest from Notre Dame and LSU.
“(Oklahoma) is still in play,” said Thomas, who missed the first four games of 2012 for undisclosed reasons.
“I’m not happy about decommitting at all,” Thomas added. “I wish I could have rode the whole recruiting process out and not let any people down. It hurts me that I did that, but at the moment, this is the best thing for me to do.”
The Sooners have one pledge for their 2014 class — wide receiver Armanti Foreman from Texas City (Texas) High School.
Devon Thomas has drawn interest from big-name schools. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World file