Cats add another football commit

Thanks to a new coaching staff and a new attitude, Arizona recruiting is off to one of their fastest starts in years. The Cats recently picked up a pair of big time commitments from California and now appear to have pulled at least one player out of Texas.

According to sources close to the recruitment, DeSoto (TX) Michael Thomas has committed to the Wildcats after taking an unofficial visit to campus this past weekend. Thomas could not be reached for comment as he is currently driving back to Texas after the visit.

Thomas is a 5-10, receiver with pretty good speed and great moves. He lacks the size the Wildcats covet, but his good hands and other skills make up for the lack of height. He's also a good kick returner and could see time there as well.

"I like what they (Arizona) have to say," Thomas said prior to the visit. He made the unofficial visit to Tucson along with fellow DeSoto standout Corey Hall. Apparently Hall had a great visit as well, and is probably safely categorized as a strong Arizona lean.

"I want to go where they are aggressive on defense and where they send players to the next level," Hall said earlier in the spring. "I'm an aggressive player on the field and I want to go somewhere I can be coached on how to handle it and make it work in my advantage."

It appears as if the Wildcats are doing very well in the Dallas High School. At least two other DeSoto players are interested in Arizona. Brian Jackson is very high on Arizona and Donald Horton has shown some recent interest.

Jackson is a 6-1, 210-pound defensive back who could play wither safety or corner on the next level, although he prefers corner.

"I'm a big, fast corner and can cover any kind of receiver," Jackson said. "I want to play on an aggressive defense."

Mark Stoops has been a huge presence in the Dallas area, and he's been key to these players' interest in the Wildcats.

"They have a great defensive coordinator with their new coaching staff," said Jackson said of Stoops.

Rumor has it the Wildcats may be bringing in several other recruits on unofficial visits in the next few weeks.

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