NORMAN — Oklahoma quarterback signee Cody Thomas remains unselected after two days and 10 rounds of the Major League Baseball draft, and all signs point to Thomas sticking with the Sooners.
In a text message Friday evening to The Oklahoman, Thomas’ father, Pete, wrote, “We moved him into his dorm this morning and he just completed his physical. Boomer Sooner!!!”
Asked if that means he’s definitely staying at OU, Pete Thomas replied, “He starts classes and workouts Monday. He’s excited about the opportunity to start competing.”
Cody Thomas, an outfielder from Colleyville Heritage High in Texas, was ranked as the draft’s 165th-best prospect by Baseball America.
He batted .482 with 15 home runs and 51 RBIs in his just-completed senior season.
The MLB Draft wraps up Saturday with Rounds 11-40, and Thomas will surely be picked at some point. After that, he would have a month to sign with the MLB team that chooses him.
Thomas plans to play both football and baseball at Oklahoma. If he doesn’t sign with an MLB team this summer, he won’t be eligible for the draft again until after his junior season.
During his senior football season at Colleyville Heritage, Thomas threw for 3,407 yards, 38 touchdowns and only five interceptions.