The Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside cornerback has a 4.37-second 40-yard dash under his belt, but still doesn’t have any offers.
“I’ve already turned some heads,” Thomas said. “I don’t know what they’re waiting on.”
He said he thinks his wait will end soon, as Tulsa and Memphis are close to offering. With junior days across the country right around the corner, more schools could follow.
Thomas will attend Memphis’ and Tulsa’s junior days on Feb. 28 and in early March, respectively. Mississippi State (April 18) and Arkansas State (early April) are also on his schedule.
Although he won’t be in Fayetteville for the Razorbacks’ junior day, Thomas said he would definitely attend an Arkansas camp this summer.
He will also go to camps at Memphis, Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas.
“I’m just looking forward to doing good enough to get an offer,” Thomas said.
Between now and then, though, he will run track – he runs the 100-meter, 200-meter and 4x100-meter – and continue to work on his game on the football field.
As a two-way player, Thomas sees areas he can improve as a wide receiver and cornerback.
“On defense, it’s more about consistency with my technique and trying to perfect it,” Thomas said. “Offensively, I’m just trying to get better at route running. I spend a lot of time on defense, so I have to get back in offensive mode.”
With 4.37 speed and 6-foot, 170-pound size, most people expect Thomas to play on the defensive side of the ball at the next level, which is perfectly fine to him.
“I like corner better because it fits my style better,” Thomas said. “I cover good and I also like to hit people.”