Broken Arrow RB Devon Thomas decommits from Oklahoma
BY ERIC BAILEY World Sports Writer
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
12/11/12 at 5:24 AM
Devon Thomas called his verbal commitment to the University of Oklahoma a hasty decision.
So on Monday, the Broken Arrow junior announced he was reopening his 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.
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