Pete Thomas Transfer: Colorado State QB Heading To Vanderbilt, According To Report

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 29: Quarterback Pete Thomas #4 of the Colorado State Rams rushes for a touchdown ahead of Trent Allmang-Wilder #47 of the UNLV Rebels during their game at Sam Boyd Stadium October 29, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. UNLV won 38-35. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Are Pete Thomas' days with the Colorado State Rams nearing an end now that Jim McElwain is in charge?

The Jim McElwain-era for the Colorado St. Rams could see starting quarterback Pete Thomas transfer in the coming days if reports hold true. Thomas is supposedly going to head to the Vanderbilt Commodores, according to Rich Kurtzman.

Thomas, 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, started as a true freshman for then-head coach Steve Fairchild and was considered a big part of the team's progress entering this past fall. However, after completing nearly 65 percent of his passes for 2,662 yards as a freshman, Thomas fell to 62 percent and threw for 1,607 yards and seven touchdowns to eight interceptions.

Garrett Grayson entered the scene when Thomas was injured and was going to play even if Thomas had not been hurt. As the Mountain West Connection observes:

There will be five quarterbacks on the roster with Thomas, Grayson, M.J. McPeek and redshirt freshman Conner Smith. Not sure how big a threat [Craig] Leonard is to Thomas since he is rated as a two-star player, but the quarterback situation is likely to be wide open this fall and Thomas could be afraid to compete for his own job. I am not certain of that but the situation for Thomas is completely different and he is not assured of anything.

Thomas doesn't appear to have solid future for the Rams, which means a transfer is his best way to get playing time.

For more on the Rams, stick with SB Nation Denver and the Mountain West Connection. Head over to SB Nation NCAA Football for more news and notes.

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