Greater Houston has been a feeding ground for national programs this recruiting season. Aldine, Texas, quarterback Darron Thomas reinforced that trend Sunday night when he announced his college decision on Houston's Fox 26.
Thomas, a three-star prospect that is ranked as a 5.7 on the Rivals Rating Scale, committed to Louisiana State University.
"It came down to LSU, USC and Florida," he said. "LSU is recruiting me to play quarterback and the others were really recruiting me as a receiver. I liked that they are going to give me a chance to play quarterback.
"I also really like coach Gary Crowton's style and offensive philosophy."
Thomas, an all-district selection as a junior, threw for 905 yards and rushed for 499 yards last season. He totaled 16 touchdowns.
The 6-foot-4, 195-pounder is Rivals.com's 37th-ranked athlete. Thomas unofficially visited Minnesota and took in Oklahoma State's one-day camp in Houston.
While he took care of his recruiting decision, Thomas is as focused as ever on the upcoming season.
"Our expectations are to win a state championship," he said. "I want to throw for more than 3,000 yards and rush from over 1,000 yards."
Thomas is the Tigers' fourth commitment from the Lone Star State.