Thomas Taking Time With Recruitment

Adonis Thomas' recruitment has taken off. His strong play this summer led to a number of college programs jumping into his recruitment.

There weren't many 2011 prospects that had better summers than Memphis (Tenn.) Melrose standout Adonis Thomas.

Blessed with a chiseled frame and standing 6-foot-6, 190-pounds, Thomas played well enough with the Memphis Magic to earn to a bump up to No. 6 overall in's recent 2011 rankings.

"I think I did a good job overall and I got a lot of exposure," Thomas said. "It was a chance for me to compete with a lot of guys. I think I did a good job defensively and I did a good job on offense as well."

While raising his stock among recruiting analysts and scouts is a positive, raising his stock in the eyes of college coaches is what really counts, and he did exactly that.

"I've gotten a chance to speak to a lot of coaches and they let me know that they are going to come down in September to watch me workout," Thomas, a five star prospect said.

Thomas said recently he's heard from Kansas, Indiana, Florida State, North Carolina, Miami, Harvard, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Memphis, Tennessee, Florida, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Louisville and Duke.

While some underclassmen are taking unofficial visits, Thomas doesn't have any trips set.

"I'm not sure what I"m going to do," he said when asked about unofficial visits. "I'm probably going to wait until the coaches come down and I get to talk to them a little more."

Despite the early attention there is still a long ways to go in Thomas' recruitment, as he admitted to be in the beginning stages of his deal. At this point he's more focused on conditioning.

"I'm just getting ready and working out and getting ready for high school," Thomas added. "We started up conditioning and weight lifting."

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