#89 Jordan Thomas
Class: RS Freshman
Position: Wide Receiver
Hometown: Lexington, KY
Thoughts: Jordan was part of the 2017 class, coming to the Cards as a walk-on via Lafayette High School over in Lexington. Jordan played predominantly on the defensive side of the ball in high school, typically lining up at what appeared to be a nickel corner or free safety. He has decent speed and good athleticism but his ability to find the ball was what stood out to me on tape. I couldn’t track down his interception totals in high school but on the highlights I watched he pulled in quite a few balls his senior season alone. So, what do you do with a kid who can run, cut, and catch the ball consistently? You move him to wide out, of course.
Thomas took a redshirt in 2017 but since his arrival on campus the coaching staff (i.e Petrino) had already decided to move him to the other side of the ball . If I’m a betting man I’d assume the undersized Thomas will get plenty of scout team reps in his freshman season in hopes to position himself for some PT moving forward, be it on special teams or at wide receiver.
I’ve always got a soft spot for young men who make it out of Lexington to come play for the Cards. We all know how toxic the rivalry can be at times so I tend to cheer a little harder for the athletes who without a doubt are hearing it from friends, family, etc about their college decision all the time. Welcome to The Ville Jordan. You have chosen…...wisely.
Sweet Tweet: Couldn’t find a twitter for Jordan so I’ll take this opportunity to highlight the ELEVEN players, yes you read that right, ELEVEN players who suited up for the Cards last season and are now on NFL rosters. Congrats to those guys who represented the University well the past few years and good luck to them all moving forward. While some lame’s may use the term ‘Succeed and Proceed’ I prefer my own slogan ‘Kick Ass and then get drafted”…not as fancy, but still work shopping it.