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OSU Football: Devon Thomas Impact

by John Helsley Published: May 30, 2014
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Broken Arrow's Devon Thomas gets by Mustang's Jordan Greenspan during the Class 6A football playoff game between Mustang and Broken Arrow at Mustang High School in Mustang, Okla.,  Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps The Oklahoman
Broken Arrow's Devon Thomas gets by Mustang's Jordan Greenspan during the Class 6A football playoff game between Mustang and Broken Arrow at Mustang High School in Mustang, Okla., Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps The Oklahoman
Broken Arrow’s Devon Thomas gets by Mustang’s Jordan Greenspan during the Class 6A football playoff game between Mustang and Broken Arrow at Mustang High School in Mustang, Okla., Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps The Oklahoman

In case you missed it, Cowboys freshman running back Devon Thomas was arrested. And it looks bad.

Felony complaints of armed robbery and shooting with intent to kill.

Here’s a link to the details.

Thomas enrolled at OSU in January and went through spring drills, doing some good things before a minor knee injury sidelined him. His future with the Cowboys, however, is now shaky.

At best.

So what does it mean for the Cowboys?

Beyond the obvious black eye of the incident, if reports are accurate, it cuts into depth at running back, yet doesn’t really alter the outlook at the position. The Pokes still have the tandem of Desmond Roland and Tyreek Hill, as well as Rennie Childs, who showed promise as a true freshman a year ago. That trio always figured to define the position this fall.

Sione Palelei, another addition in the February recruiting class, will join the mix this summer.

So barring a rash of injuries, the Cowboys have depth. And they’ve got five-star prospect Ronald Jones III committed for the 2015 recruiting class.

by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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