U of L first to offer Latarrius Thomas

U of L assistant Tony Levine recently visited New Smyrna Beach (FL) High School to take a closer look at receiver Latarrius Thomas, who now sports a scholarship offer from the Cardinals coaching staff.

With current Cardinals Broderick Clark, Joshua Tinch and Montrell Jones entering their final year of eligibility at Louisville, the wide receiver position will be a priority during the current recruiting period and one prospect that has grabbed the attention of head coach Bobby Petrino and his staff is Latarrius Thomas of New Smyrna Beach High School in Florida.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Thomas picked up a scholarship offer from Louisville recently, which was quickly followed by another.

"It felt really good actually," Thomas said of the offer. "That was my first offer. Nebraska has offered me too."

In addition to those that have offered, Thomas told InsidetheVille.com that Florida, Florida State, South Carolina, Miami and Clemson are all showing considerable attention and could offer soon, with many of those programs scheduled to visit his school this week.

"Florida is coming on Monday," Thomas said. "Florida State and Louisville will be here on Friday and South Carolina and Clemson will be here this week too."

While Thomas said that he's in no hurry to make a decision and likely won't commit early, he did say that the U of L program has plenty to be attracted to.

"They led the nation in total offense," he said. "They have a lot of receivers that are seniors and have a nice quarterback that will be back. Plus, they are a top ten team. Right now they are pretty high up there, but I'm going to look at all my options."

Thomas has plans to camp at Florida, Louisville, Miami, South Carolina and Tennessee.

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