After throwing a pair of interceptions early which helped get his team into a 20-0 hole, Thomas and Heritage dug out to win the game, with Thomas throwing for 541 yards and seven touchdowns.
“He never gets really high and he never gets really low,” Thomas' father, Pete, said. “He's always maintained a level head about it.
“He's that way in all sports.”
When Heritage junior wide receiver Kaelin Deboskie arrived in Colleyville after moving from Chandler, Ariz., Thomas quickly became one of his good friends.
“He can do whatever he wants to,” Deboskie said. “he's beyond anyone I've ever played with as a quarterback.”
Cody's relationship with Josh Heupel was a big factor in his decision, Pete said.
“We've sat in on the quarterback meetings with those guys,” Pete said. “Coach Heupel is a teacher. That's the type of coaching Cody responds to.”
Heritage coach Mike Fuller thought Thomas had a chance to be something special when he first watched him play as an eighth grader.
By the time Thomas was a freshman, Fuller was convinced he had a big-time player on his hands.
“Just the way he ran things as a freshman, the way he carried himself, you could just tell,” Fuller said.