Defensive back has Arizona in top two

Leo Thomas is getting recruited by numerous schools and Arizona has already made an early impact. Read on for more.

Even though he currently has two schools that stand above the rest, San Antonio Sam Houston High School defensive back Leo Thomas continues to add offers.

"I picked up two offers in the past two days from New Mexico State and UTEP," Thomas said. "Recruiting is going really well. Tennessee, LSU, SMU, North Texas, Oklahoma State, TCU are recruiting me hard and there's a lot more, but those are the main ones.

"I also have offers from North Texas, Arizona, Wake Forest, and Colorado. If I was to choose a top two right now it would be Arizona and I would also have to say North Texas."

Defensive backs coach Ryan Walters is the lead recruiter for Thomas, and the two have quickly developed a solid relationship.

"I've been talking to Arizona and me and coach Walters are really cool," Thomas said. "I haven't been to the school yet, but I like the coaches. They're really cool and they show me a lot of love.

"I think coach Walters is a really cool guy. I think he's one of those guys who does everything to keep you going and keep you right. We have a really close bond; he knows where I come from and he's really nice."

At 6-foot-3, 175-pounds with a self-reported 4.44 40-yard dash time, Thomas has the size to play safety and the speed to play in coverage as a corner. With his skill set, Thomas is open to playing either position at the next level.

"I'm an all-out ball hawk," Thomas said. "I know how to read the ball, I've been like that since I was little. Wherever the ball is going on a passing play, that's where I'm going to be. I'm really aggressive and I'm fast. I have good breakaway speed.

"I'll play wherever they put me. Most college like me as a corner, but some, like Arizona, like me at safety."

Despite not having any visits planned, Thomas knows what factors will be important to him when he makes it onto a campus for an official visit in the fall.

"I'm just looking at a school where I can get a good education," Thomas said. "I'm looking at who I'll be around and what type of environment I'll be around. I really don't want to be far from home, but if I have to I will."

Although Arizona and North Texas currently have the lead in his recruitment, Thomas insists that he isn't near a decision.

"I'll decide after my football season," Thomas said. "I'm going to wait."

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