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    Chris Thomas

    He's a consensus top 10 player that has said that ISU is one of the teams recruiting him hardest. Also placed them in his top 5. The catch is that there are some questions about his character. He's attended something like 5 different schools in 4 years.

    That brings me to my question, would you want Fred to gamble on this kid or let him go? I personally think he's too much of a talent to pass up, but I expect some would feel differently.



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    I thought he was going juco? I'm OK with either direction Fred goes with him but if you put a gun to my head I'd pass. Of course, I'm not privy to all of the information but sometimes it's a duck when it looks, smells, and sounds like one.



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    Re: Chris Thomas

    people said royce white had character problems too


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    Re: Chris Thomas

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    I thought he was going juco? I'm OK with either direction Fred goes with him but if you put a gun to my head I'd pass. Of course, I'm not privy to all of the information but sometimes it's a duck when it looks, smells, and sounds like one.
    I thought it was prep school and he'd still be eligible for the 2013 class. I could be misremembering though.



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    Re: Chris Thomas

    5 schools in 4 years wouldn't necessarily scare me unless there wasn't a reasonable explanation for it, or bad circumstances. Definitely have to take a look with that kind of talent, but I wouldn't take him without checking him out pretty good, which is exactly what I would expect our staff to do.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cincyclone View Post
    I thought it was prep school and he'd still be eligible for the 2013 class. I could be misremembering though.
    You may be 100% correct. I knew something was going on.



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    Re: Chris Thomas

    Quote Originally Posted by BigM View Post
    people said royce white had character problems too
    Like I said, it's usually a duck. Not always.



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    Re: Chris Thomas

    I think there was an article about it. I'll check his RL profile shortly to clarify.



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    Re: Chris Thomas

    I say go for him. I would not recommend signing a class full of these players our you might end up like St. John's but one player in a big class would not be devastating.



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    Re: Chris Thomas

    I know this sounds crazy, but is this the type of guy we want? If he's that highly thought of won't he likely be a one and done? I know that would help for that one year, but is that the best way to build a team? We are taking one and done transfers now, but I would hope that by 2013 we aren't in the position where we'd have to.



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    It would depend on how we stand on other prospects at his position as well. Lots of variables.



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    Re: Chris Thomas

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    I know this sounds crazy, but is this the type of guy we want? If he's that highly thought of won't he likely be a one and done? I know that would help for that one year, but is that the best way to build a team? We are taking one and done transfers now, but I would hope that by 2013 we aren't in the position where we'd have to.
    If talent wants to come you take it IMO. It's not like our whole team would be one and dones. I have a feeling Fred knows a lot about when his players are ready to leave for the draft and any intelligent player would value his advice.



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    According to this article he has enrolled at Chipola Junior College where he plans to get his GED and still be able to enroll at a D1 school with the 2013 class. So I guess we were both right, Cydkar.



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    Re: Chris Thomas

    Link fail. This is the URL though: Chris Thomas Now at Chipola College | ZagsBlog.com



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    Re: Chris Thomas

    Quote Originally Posted by BigM View Post
    people said royce white had character problems too
    For every Royce White type redemption story there is a Tony Mitchell who continues to squander opportunities. This kid may work out just fine, but it certainly is a risk.



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