Etiwanda (Calif.) 2015 inside linebacker Khaylan Thomas is one of the top linebackers in the west and has shown it early in his senior season.
“I’m really happy with how I’ve been playing,” Thomas said. “I went into the season focusing on my drops, spacing and technique and I think I’ve been able to master those pretty well.
"It helps because I am quicker than most guys I am going against, but I’ve been able to put myself in pretty good position.”
His improved technique is all the better as far as college coaches are concerned.
“I’ve always heard a lot of good things about my frame and my athleticism and some of that is stuff you can’t really teach," Thomas said. "I’m hearing more now about the plays that I have been able to make on the ball, so that is good to hear.”
Most of the Pac-12 is after Thomas and he’s keeping an eye on the conference.
“It's been crazy the last few weeks," Thomas said. "Then this past week you had the Arizona win and a couple crazy last minute finishes.
“I have visits set up for Oregon State and Arizona State. I’m not totally sure when they are, but I would like to set some other trips up too. A lot of the schools, like Arizona and the California teams are in regular touch with me and I’ll see if something gets set up there.”
The visits will be important, as Thomas knows what he is looking for in a prospective school.
“I want to be around coaches I like, and I want to be in a scheme that attacks and puts me in a position to get after the ball," he said. "I feel my aggression is what makes me a really good player.”