Oklahoma State commit Ty Thomas was among a handful of high-profile defensive backs who visited Arizona State last weekend.
Thomas, a 5-foot-11, 192 pound safety at Cooper High School in Lubbock, Texas, decided he wanted to get more familiarity with the Sun Devils as part of his recruiting process.
"It was great," Thomas said. "I really enjoyed it. My interest in [ASU] is high and I've built a good relationship with [defensive backs coach T.J.] Rushing over the past few months and wanted to make the trip. My dad (Bart Thomas, who played at Texas Tech along with uncle Zach Thomas, an eight time NFL Pro Bowl linebacker) and my good friend Josh Moore, who's also a recruit, came with me."
The No. 7 ranked safety prospect in Texas's 2017 class, Thomas said he remains pledged to Oklahoma State but is continuing to look around and research other options.
"I'm committed but I want to check out every school that gives me the opportunity to play for them that I have a serious interest in," Thomas said. "If there's a decision to be made, it'll happen later this month or early July."
The visit to Tempe earned high marks according to Thomas and will give him something to consider.
"I think with the way coach (Todd) Graham runs things, ASU is going to have a Pac-12 championship soon," he said. "I love their scheme and my interest is very high in them.
"Everything was pretty awesome, but mostly I'd say learning the scheme and how I fit into the defense. That was big for me. They like me at one of their two high safeties, probably the Bandit. And I love how aggressive they are defensively, especially with their DB's. Fits my playing style."
Thomas said he was recently visited by Arkansas and isn't sure if he'll visit that school this summer as a result. He has no other visit plans set up.