Friday, November 30, 2007

Thomas gets "Likely Letter"

Alex Thomas, Ansonia High School's record-setting running back, received his "Likely Letter" today, basically stating that if he maintains his academic status he will be admitted.

According to the Ivy League website here is the definition of a "Likely Letter"

Admissions Offices at each Ivy school may offer some athletic and other candidates a "likely" letter, which has the effect of a formal letter of admission provided the candidate continues to have a satisfactory secondary school experience. Coaches may initiate the requests for these letters, but only the office of admission can issue a"likely" letter.

Thomas, who according to Max Preps, leads the nation in rushing (please realize that while they do a very good job, there are many high schools that still do not report statistics to Max Preps), was also named the Gatorade State Player of the Year for Connecticut.

The 5-foot-9, 184-pound senior will conclude his career as the state’s most prolific running back. Thomas is in possession of the Connecticut record for career rushing yards (8,030), single-season rushing yards (3,347), touchdowns in a career (111), touchdowns in a season (44) and points in a career (729). He has averaged 11.7 yards per carry on his 287 rushing attempts for the state’s top-ranked team this fall, gaining 3,347 yards and scoring 44 touchdowns to lead the Chargers to a 12-0 record thus far.

His Ansonia football team, No. 1 in the Register's state writers' poll, plays Saturday at 2 p.m. against New London for a state title at West Haven High.

If you get a chance to see him play Saturday, take the time. New London has a few D-I prospects as well, including a talented quarterback.

The Ansonia game will televised live on CPTV , the state's public television network.

They will have archived games streaming starting Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m.

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