Things appeared to be in limbo for Missouri City (Texas) Fort Bend Marshall dual-threat quarterback James Thomas since committing to UTEP. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound athlete decided he wanted to take some more trips.
First he went to TCU on Dec. 2 and then this past weekend he took another visit to Indiana. He said he was committed to UTEP through all of this, but did the Big Ten school do anything to change that?
"It was a pretty good trip," Thomas said about Indiana. "I toured the facilities, got to see the whole campus, and the stadium. It was good, but I decided that I'm solid now to UTEP and I'm going to sign with them on Feb. 1."
Thomas says that he thought back to his trip to UTEP in October and couldn't see himself anywhere else.
"I had a visit scheduled to Arkansas, but nothing compares to my visit to El Paso," Thomas said. "No one stepped above them. The whole community out there loves football and they really back the program. It's a program on the rise."
Thomas even called the coaches at UTEP to let them know that he was solid.
"I actually called them before the visit and I told them that unless I was overwhelmed, that's where I was going to sign," Thomas said. "It didn't happen so I cancelled my trip to Arkansas and I'm done."