December 21, 2009
Thomas makes a decision
Through use of a text message, the most decorated recruit to commit to being a part of the Colorado State football team in the Steve Fairchild era broke the news of his intension to play for the Green and Gold.
"Yes, that is true," California quarterbackPete Thomas texted Goldandgreennews.com this morning when asked if he had committed to Colorado State.
"It is a great family environment with the team and the coaches are very energetic and dedicated to turning the program around," he added by text. "I want to be a part of that. I can't wait to get up there."
Thomas is a 6-foot-5, 220-pound signalcaller from Valhalla High School in El Canjon, Calif. He is rated by Rivals.com as a four-star prospect and the number 19 ranked quarterback in the country. He is also listed as the number 41 prospect in the Golden State regardless of position. As a junior, Thomas completed 68 percent of his passes for 3,169 yards and threw 28 touchdowns, versus just five interceptions.
As a senior, Thomas completed 62 percent of his passes for 2,026 yards, 20 touchdowns and six interceptions. Thomas averaged one interception thrown every 40.5 attempts.
"Pete has all the tools and he loves football," Valhalla Head Coach Steve Sutton told Rivals.com. "He has all the intangibles that successful quarterbacks have. He could play on Sunday one day."
Thomas had committed to play football for Arizona State in June, but had decided to take a visit to Colorado State after the Sun Devils parted ways with offensive coordinator Rich Olson in December. It was learned on Thursday that Thomas would be visiting this weekend.
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