Black Uni's a hit with Latarrius Thomas 4-star receiver prospect Latarrius Thomas, who has five school's penciled in for official visits, told Inside The Ville that he was impressed by the Cardinals Thursday night appearance on national television.

Like the majority of the prospects that the Louisville coaching staff is recruiting, 4-star receiver prospect Latarrius Thomas has led his team into the state playoffs, which for New Smyrna Beach (FL) High School begins this weekend.

"Right now we are 7-3," Thomas said on Sunday evening. "We should have been better, but we made the playoffs and that's the important thing."

Thomas has done it all this fall, making his presence felt in all phases of the game. He is the team's feature receiver, has returned multiple kicks for scores and has even recorded an interception.

"Everyone's still looking at me pretty much as a receiver, which is what I really want to play," said Thomas, who has also drawn praise for his play at safety. "I'd be happy to have a scholarship for either position, but I'd like to play receiver."

While his college options are plenty, Thomas has a few schools in mind when it comes time to begin his official visits.

"I'll probably visit Louisville, Florida, Mississippi State, West Virginia and South Carolina," Thomas said. "I haven't scheduled any of them yet, but those are the one's that I think I'll take visits too."

However, Thomas added that he remains open to all school's that are recruiting him, including Notre Dame which started expressing interest in the 6-foot-2, 220-pound athlete just recently.

"They started recruiting me about two or three weeks ago," he said of the Irish which have yet to extend a scholarship offer. "I'm still looking at all of my options, so things could change."

As for his interest in the Cardinals program, Thomas said that Bobby Petrino's offense is a dream for receivers.

"I like their offense; it's a goldmine for a receiver," he said. "I like the coaches too. Coach Levine is good guy and I've talked with Coach Petrino. They have a really good coaching staff, so that's a plus. They also have a young quarterback that is really good."

Thomas liked the new look Cards
This past Thursday night, Thomas, who is rated among the nation's top 30 receivers by, tuned in Louisville's 42-20 win over Pittsburgh on ESPN and was impressed by what he saw on the field.

"Oh I yeah, I watched the game," said Thomas. "They played pretty good and I loved those uniforms. That was sweet. They should keep those."

While he has yet to set dates for his official visits, Thomas doesn't anticipate taking very long to make his college decision.

"I'm not really interested in making a big deal out of it," he said of his eventual verbal commitment. "I don't really know when I'll do it, but it will most likely be before signing day."

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