Rice: 2013 signee who looks to move into the safety rotation after a redshirt fall.
Cinco Ranch High School: Second team All-District 19-5A selection at quarterback as a senior for coach Don Clayton at Cinco Ranch, which has produced a number of current Owls including LB James Radcliff and DE Tanner Leland... A member of Dave Campbell's Texas Football's Top 300 as an athlete... Named to the Houston Chronicle's Top 100...Threw for nearly 1,500 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior while setting a school record for completion percentage (66.5 percent) and over 3,000 yards and 29 TDs in two seasons... Also credited with 91 tackles on defense... Team captain as a senior... Academic All-State and Academic All-District selection... Elected to the Superintendent's Round Table and received the school's Outstanding Academic Achievement Award... Member of the National Honor Society and volunteers with Katy Christian Ministries... Started in the outfield for the baseball team as a sophomore.
Personal: Full name: Cole Andrew Thomas... Born: December 15, 1994 at Houston... Parents: David and Lisa Thomas (two brothers)... Rice major: Undeclared (natural sciences division).