Offers Starting to Come in for Thomas

Defensive back <b>Kevin Thomas</b> from Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard, Calif. first jumped on the scene at the MSL/TheInsiders Combine in Long Beach. His impressive performance there, along with another strong showing at the San Diego Nike Camp, have caught the attention of some top schools. GoBlueWolverine Magazine spoke with Thomas recently and he reports receiving more offers, is Michigan in the picture?

"I just received an offer from the University of Arizona," Kevin Thomas said. "I now have offers from them and Cal. USC and Washington State gave me verbal offers but I haven't received anything in the mail."

After top showings at both camps, things have begun to ramp up for Thomas. The 6 foot 0, 170 pound defensive back ran an impressive 4.4 in the forty at the Nike Camp along with a 4.03 shuttle. He also recorded a vertical jump of 37 inches. While he is a bit slender he dominated opposing receivers in drills at the camp. He has good feet and did well in sticking with the wideouts. Thomas lists his early top five as Cal, USC, Washington State, Arizona and Arizona State. "Right now I'm looking to stay on the west coast because that is where all the attention is coming from, but I'm still open" he said. "I'm looking at academics and tradition of football, and how the coaches work with the players."

More camps are on the horizon for Thomas. He plans on spending the May 8 weekend at the Fresno State camp and will trip to Cal on June 5 for their camp. He also said he will be attending the Senior Camp at USC on June 27-28. "USC also said they want to schedule an unofficial visit," he said. "But they haven't told me when yet."

Has Michigan been in contact? "I haven't heard much from Michigan," Thomas said. "But I've always liked them and if they did start recruiting me they would jump into my top three."

As a junior Thomas recorded 68 tackles, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, one of which he recovered. As a wideout he reports 23 receptions for 481 yards, almost a 21 yards-per-catch average, and two touchdowns. "I want to play defensive back in college," he told GBW earlier.

Thomas said he wants to major in kineseology and all the schools except for Cal offer the major. He reports a 2.7 GPA and recently took the SAT. He said he is unaware of any coaching staffs visiting Rio Mesa during the spring evaluation period.

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