Thomas to See Iowa

With the school's Top 2 all-time leading receivers leaving the program during the last two seasons, Iowa is looking to reload at the position. The Hawkeyes will have a chance to impress a good one this weekend in Maryland's Ian Thomas.

Iowa will have the opportunity to impress one of the better uncommitted Class of 2012 wide receivers this weekend. Maryland route runner Ian Thomas will be taking a look at Iowa City.

"I think all of the schools have done a good job with recruiting him," Franklin High (Reisterstown, MD) Coach Anthony Burgos said. "The trip to Iowa is another chance for him to compare it to what he's already seen."

Burgos said that Thomas has trimmed his list to Iowa, Rutgers, Vanderbilt and North Carolina and that all of them have offered scholarships. He already has officially visited Rutgers and Vanderbilt.

"I think he's going to see North Carolina," Burgos said. "I'm not sure that's been set up yet, though."

Scout.com ranks the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Thomas as a three-star recruit. The service sees him as the 59th best receiver nationally in the '12 group.

As a junior, Thomas caught 50 passes for 953 yards and 15 touchdowns. He had 38 catches for 716 yards and seven touchdowns, rushed 34 times for 255 yards and two scores as a senior.

"He has great speed and great size and he always seems to be making the big play," Burgos said. "He's a tremendous athlete that works hard on the field and in the classroom."

Burgos said that Thomas plans to study engineering in college.

"I'm not sure he has a favorite or favorites at this point," Burgos said. "He's just looking for what feels the best to him and what place gives him the opportunity to be the most successful."


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