Less than a week. In just 6 days we will have football. Sweaty, humid football. So humid, in fact, that apparently that will be the determining factor? I guess we will find out. Let’s check in on #6, CT Thomas.
#6, CT Thomas, Junior, WR
Height: 5’ 8”
Weight: 182 lbs (+11 lbs)
High School: Lancaster High School, Lancaster, TX
How’d he get to The BlueTM?
CT was a highly touted 3-star receiver out of Texas with offers from Utah, Texas Tech, Illinois, Colorado and a good chunk of the MW just to name a few.
I mean, it’s in his name. Just look at last year’s countdown!
CT had a solid season last year for the Broncos and is the leading returning receiver. He brought in 41 receptions for 535 yards and 3 TDs last year. He has 56 receptions, 656 yards total and 3 TDs in his career as a Bronco.
As a senior at Lancaster, CT caught 60 passes for 1,205 yards and 15 touchdowns, helping them on their way to a District 10-5A title.
There is a lot of talk about John Hightower and the potential breakout season for Octavius Evans, but Thomas was one of, if not the most, consistent receivers we have returning, especially on 3rd down.
While we have a wealth of talent at WR, despite the loss of true freshman WR DK Blaylock to transfer, CT will absolutely be a starter. I think there is an assumption, too, that Hightower starts along with Shakir. I’ve seen some comments thinking Evans would be a starter (I’m not sure over who), but I anticipate Evans to, at least for the time being, be on the two deep with Cobbs and Butler.
CT will be the 3rd down safety valve to pick up firsts, but has the speed to be a deep threat AND the hands that will allow a new starter to get “close enough”. I expect CT to build on his sophomore campaign, but we may be hard pressed to break 1k receiving yards for one receiver due to the amount of weapons at the position.
The gauntlet has been thrown gents.
Is he on Twitter?
He welcomes adversity...
Love adversity, it will make you or break you ‼️— C.Thomas (@_ctgot2) July 27, 2019
Completely made up fact
The CT scan is actually named after Thomas and his ability to diagnose a defense before a play has even begun.