There is a strong case that Pete Thomas (6-5, 211, 4.9) from El Cajon (Calif.) Valhalla is among the very best signal callers from the Golden State out of the class of 2010. He comes with a complete set of tools and with his work ethic will only get better.
As a junior, Thomas was League Player of the Year, first-team all-area and first-team San Diego Section all-CIF after throwing for 3,169 yards and 29 touchdowns against only fives while hitting on 68.1 percent of his passes.
Thomas already has two offers, but strangely enough, both this California gunslinger's offers come all the way from east coast by ACC schools, Boston College and Maryland. He is getting recruiting letters from just about every school from coast-to-coast.
Both of the Los Angeles schools (UCLA and USC) have shown a lot of interest in Thomas.
"Pete has all the tools and he loves football," Valhalla coach Steve Sutton said. "He has all the intangibles that successful quarterbacks have. He could play on Sunday one day."
"Pete has good leadership qualities and leads by example," Sutton said. "In the weight room, he works just as hard as anybody else. He's blue collar and not a prima donna."
"Pete is the real deal," Sutton said. "He has a good arm, can make all the throws and has outstanding size. He is also a great young man who is an excellent student. Pete carries a 4.0 GPA."
The scouting report on Thomas is he's very comfortable, moves well and stands tall in the pocket. He has a quick delivery, throws on time with excellent velocity. Look his mechanics to be even better since he is working with a quarterback coach.
Other top-flight programs looking at Thomas are Alabama, Kentucky, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon State and Stanford.
Definitely a player well worth keeping your eye on.