Five from Friday: Cody Thomas a leader 

September, 10, 2012
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Every week through football season, SoonerNation writer Bob Przybylo will reveal five things he learned while out on the road watching the best in the Midlands area play football.

1. There are no worries about Cody Thomas (Colleyville, Texas/Heritage). You can try to make up some if you want, but OU’s 2013 quarterback commit was every bit as impressive as you can possibly be in a 54-38 win against Denton (Texas) Guyer. Composure in the pocket. Composure in the huddle. On target with his throws. It was all on display. And what a display it was. Thomas was 30-of-41 for 363 yards and five touchdowns. But he said he wanted to show his mobility this season and he did that with four rushes for 71 yards and two more touchdowns in what he called the best performance of his career.

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Bob Przybylo/ESPN.comSooners quarterback commit Cody Thomas delivered a performance for the ages on Thursday, accounting for 7 touchdowns.
2. If it wasn’t for Thomas, we might be talking even more about 2014 Texas quarterback commit Jerrod Heard (Denton, Texas/Guyer). Heard was impressive as well in the future Red River Rivalry matchup. He rushed for 142 yards and four touchdowns and was 14-of-26 for 206 yards with an interception. Only a junior, Heard already has the physical presence of a college quarterback. The highlight of the night was a 75-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter where he showed his explosiveness and vision.
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