Can Cody Thomas resist the MLB? (Photo courtesy of 247sports.com.)
The first priority for quarterback Cody Thomas is making sure he stays with football.
Luckily, Bob Stoops said he's confident the baseball star will indeed suit up for the football team despite his pro baseball prospects (via NewsOK.com).
If Thomas focuses on football, all signs point to him being a success. Thomas is 6'5" 220 pounds and reportedly runs a 4.5-second 40-yard dash (via Soonerscoop.com).
The Colleyville, Texas, native also threw for 7,211 yards and 83 touchdowns combined in his last two seasons in high school, according to Soonersports.com.
Thomas faces plenty of competition at quarterback. Blake Bell figures to be the current leader for the starting job next season. He is joined by promising dual-threat athletes Trevor Knight and Kendal Thompson.
This means we may have to wait until at least fall of 2014 for Thomas' debut. Even then, it's possible Thomas gets beat out by Knight or Thompson.
But considering his sheer athleticism, it's hard to imagine Cody Thomas remaining on the bench for long.