College football players looking to declare early for the NFL draft had until Tuesday to make their intentions known.
Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas announced Tuesday he will not be going to the NFL, and will return to the Hokies for his senior season.
The news comes a day after Virginia Tech hired former Auburn offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler the Hokies' new offensive coordinator.
Thomas threw for almost three-thousand yards as a junior, while tossing 18 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.
The 6-foot-6, 260-pound QB also led the team in rushing yards and touchdowns, though his numbers were down from a stellar sophomore campaign.
Even after a down season, Thomas was predicted as one of the top quarterbacks in this years draft class, with next year's batch of QB's expected to be even more competitive.
The redshirt junior has already earned his degree at Tech.
The Hokies finished this season with a record of 7-6, and a victory against Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
Mike Shiers joined the NBC29 News Team as a weekend sports anchor in September of 2009. Email