Catching Up With Curtis Thomas

Curtis Thomas, out of Aldine High School in Houston, is one of the most versatile athletes in the state of Texas. The 6-1 190 pound defensive back sat down with BearsIllustrated.com to talk about football, his future plans, and when he will be making his decision. Read more inside.

Running a 4.49 40 is not something that most high school football players can do. Curtis Thomas can. He can play just about anywhere, but is being recruited by most schools to be a safety on the defensive side of the ball. Schools across the nation have recognized the talent that this Houston, Texas native has. Baylor, Kansas State, Nebraska, University of Houston, Indiana, Illinois, and Kansas have already offered the speedster. So has he narrowed his list down?

"Not just yet. All the schools are kind of equal right now."

New Offensive Coordinator for the Baylor Bears, Lee Hays, is the man responsible for recruiting Thomas, and according to Thomas, Hays is making an impression.

"He's a real nice guy. He's fun to be around, and he just seems like a great coach."

Although Thomas has yet to take any visits, he does know what it is he is looking for.

"Great coaching and great facilities. Also, a place I can get my degree."

So while some experts may think speed is the best part of Thomas' game, he has a different opinion on the subject.

"Covering man-to-man."

So what goes through Curtis Thomas' mind before the every snap?

"What goes through my mind is what my girlfriend says. She tells me to be motivated. And you know, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

Thomas plans on majoring in physical education or business management, and the guy that sometimes gets referred to as "Bigtime", "C.T.", and "Smooth" compares himself to John Lynch on the football field.

"He's the team leader. He can lead by example, and he can lead by motivation. He can motivate players."

"I'll probably make a decision during the football season."

As always, BearsIllustrated will track Curtis Thomas and his recruitment through the upcoming football season.

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