Buffs Offer Phoenix Athlete

Colorado is becoming more of a presence in the state of Arizona as the state's rapid growth is resulting in more division one prospects. The latest AZ prospect to receive a Colorado offer is Phoenix athlete Kenton Thomas. The running back/receiver/defensive back got the offer three days ago. Coach Hagan has not only told Thomas how bmuch CU needs him, but that he IS going to Colorado, period.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 195
40 time: 4.45
Bench: 310
Squat: 420
Clean: 300
Vertical: 38"
From: Phoenix, Arizona
High School: Greenway

As a junior, Kenton Thomas had 673 yards rushing with 12 touchdowns and 642 yards receiving with five touchdowns. On defense, he had 30 tackles and two interceptions. Thomas was named first team all-region at running back for the second year in a row. "I can play any position on the field," he boasts. "Where I play does not matter to me. I feel I can do everything well."

In a recent game against Vail Cienega (located outside of Tucson), Greenway won the game 42-41 in overtime behind five touchdowns from Thomas. On the season, he has 41 rushes for 484 yards and eight touchdowns. Showing his hands out of the backfield, he has 17 catches for 410 yards and four touchdowns.

Thomas has received written offers now from Colorado, Utah, Washington State, UTEP, Arizona, Northern Arizona, Wyoming, and Nevada. "My top three are Arizona State, Utah and Colorado. Arizona State has always been my favorite, but they have not offered me and have not called me since May. They send a lot of letters, but that's it. My family would not have to travel to see me play if I went there.

"My father thinks that I would fit into the Utah offense just perfectly. Utah likes me as an H-back and it is also not too far from home.

"Colorado is always good. Coach Hagan told me that if I come there I am going to play, and play very soon. The first thing he told me is that I am going there – I am going to that school. I spoke with their running backs coach and he told me that he liked what he saw from me and he thinks he could make me a better player. He says he will make me a better blocker and a better runner. My father is also a fan of Colorado. He always watches them and roots for them."

Thomas says he will begin scheduling visits the next time he speaks with certain schools. "I know I am visiting Utah and Colorado. I will probably end up at one of those schools if Arizona State doesn't come through."

The athlete says the Buffs, UTEP and the Utes are recruiting the hardest. "I get a call from those schools every week on the same night."

Thomas carries a 2.8 core GPA and is taking the next ACT and SAT available. He would like to major in Chemistry.

Greenway takes on Independence, this Friday night.

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