Skyler Thomas is a 6-foot-2, 160-pound defensive back from Menlo Park, California. Thomas is not a 2022 verbal commit, he is actually a 2021 signee and will be eligible to play this fall. Skyler Thomas knew he was good enough to play in the Pac-12 and despite a handful of scholarship offers he held out until he could take official visits and impress coaches. The patience paid off when Oregon State and Cal both offered him scholarships. Thomas announced his commitment to Oregon State on Twitter today, despite the late Cal offer.
The lanky defensive back is a good athlete and plays with a chip on his shoulder. He also held scholarship offers from: Cal, UNLV, Northern Arizona and UC Davis. A bunch of other Pac-12 schools were also recruiting him, but Oregon State was the first to pull the trigger and offer him a scholarship.
This is a solid pickup for Oregon State and it’s fantastic that he’ll be available to play this fall. This last recruit should probably wrap up the 2021 recruiting class and transfers, but you never know with college football. The season is still 2 months away, anything could happen!