Thomas in the fold, two more could join

Arizona's third known commitment had a plan and stuck with it. He didn't want to drag out the recruiting process and as soon as he found a school he liked he made a decision. Luckily for the Wildcats, Arizona was just that program for Michael Turner.

The 5-10 wide receiver had a plan of action and followed it. He and his parents did a lot of investigation and knew exactly what he wanted from a school. After a weekend visit to Tucson he discovered what he was looking for in the Wildcats.

"I did a lot of research," Thomas explained. "Me and my parents figured out all of the things we were looking for and Arizona seemed like the right place. I am very comfortable with my decision.

He looked at all facets of the University and came away pleased with what he learned. Away from football they had his major and he was very impressed with the business school. The football program also fit his needs.

"There was a lot I had to take into consideration," Thomas explained. "I had a good feeling from the coaches, the strength trainers and the players."

Thomas lacks the size that the Wildcat coaches covet, but that is all he is missing. He has nice speed and if his self reported times of 4.27 and 4.3 are accurate then "nice" isn't a strong enough adjective. People who have seen him play rave about his hands and he is reportedly very shifty when he has the ball.

"I can move around a little bit," he said laughing.

In addition to being a good receiver he is also a great return man. In fact, special teams is how he figures he'll see the field.

"I believe I'll get on the field as a kick returner before I do as a wideout," he admitted. "That doesn't mean I don't think I'll have the opportunity to get playing time as a wide receiver. If I come out in the summer and work with the team I have a great shot at playing early. Special teams is a big part of getting playing time, but it could turn out different.

He came out for his visit with DeSoto teammate Corey Hall. Like Thomas, Hall had a good visit and favors the Wildcats. Thomas had a long drive where he got to talk with the defensive back and feels like he has a good grasp on the situation.

"We talk about playing together," Thomas said. "Me and him our good buddies, I'm pretty sure he'll come to Arizona."

Hall may not be the only one. DeSoto defensive lineman Donald Horton also likes the Wildcats. According to Thomas he too may be ready to pull the trigger.

"Horton, our d-lineman was ready to commit before he had seen the place," Thomas said. "He called me and I told him that he and his mother should visit before they commit. You have to make sure that this is the place you want to be for the next four years. He may be pulling the trigger before he visits, he's real jumpy. He's ready to commit."

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