Cats add another commitment

The Wildcats have done well with converting high school running backs to wide receiver. The two best receivers in school history, Dennis Northcutt and Bobby Wade, were both runners on the prep level. The Cats hope lightning strikes again with their latest commitment.

Tolleson's Marcus Thomas has decided to become a Wildcat.

"I just couldn't see myself leaving the state," Thomas said. "After making visits, Arizona is just a good place for me."

Thomas has been long considering Arizona. The 6-1, 185 pounder has been long interested in Arizona taking an unofficial visit along with his official visit in November. After talking to his parents he felt staying close to home was the way to go.

"Yeah, they are happy," Thomas said. "They'll get to see me play."

The fact that the Cats added a top-flight quarterback in Richard Kovalcheck made his decision faster.

"Getting a good guy to throw to you is good," Thomas said. "It would be real cool if we could make it a connection."

Thomas set state records for rushing and keeping his legacy in the Grand Canyon State is something that weighed in on his decision. Thomas would love to set some records in college.

"That would be great," Thomas said. "It's going to be hard I know, but it would be great to do that."

Thomas will begin his career as a wide receiver, although he would return to tail back if it was a better situation. Thomas spoke briefly with Bobby Wade, another Phoenix schoolboy legend who made the most of the switch from running back to wide out.

He plans on coming out this summer to get used to Tucson and the campus before rookie camp begins.

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