Brady said Thomas will receive $10,000 a year toward his cost to attend the Christian college in Dayton, Tenn.
Bryan College fishing coach Mike Keen said a fishing team was a natural fit for the school.
"We’re right across the road from the Dayton Boat Dock," Keen said. "This year, we’re building our team. Hopefully next year, we’ll be fishing. I feel we hit a home run with Cody. I’d like to have 10 or 12 more like him. It’s easy to find kids who want to come and fish, but not as easy finding kids like Cody, who are serious about an education and who love the Lord and want to grow spiritually."
Brady said collegiate fishing is becoming more popular each year, and an increasing number of schools are offering scholarships for