Florida WR Already Turning Heads

If Nebraska fans are looking for a prospect with the personality of recently anointed fan-favorite Leon Jackson, they may very well have found one in wide receiver prospect Latarrius Thomas. Thomas sat down with us and spoke about his offer status, a recent opening season game in which he had an obscenely good outing along with his plans with regards to Nebraska.

Speaking to Latarrius Thomas is a lot like speaking to current Nebraska Cornhusker safety Leon Jackson.  Both smile the majority of the time, both love to laugh and both had/have an affinity for the Cornhuskers at this point in the recruiting process.  Said Thomas of his relationship with Nebraska, "I've been in the weight room trying to get better.  I benched 425, cleaned 300, squatted 385.  My speed's coming up a lot and right now things are going good.  I get mail all the time, it's honestly starting to get a little overwhelming," he said. 

Despite his early optimism with the Cornhuskers, Latarrius wants to see if the product that Nebraska is attempting to put on the field is as legit as many claim it to be.  "Nebraska's in the running for the last official visit.  I'm hesitant to jump on them real early because all I've really seen is the option attack," he said.  Thomas isn't necessarily interested in seeing a large number of Cornhusker passing records broken, just a solid attempt at utilizing the receivers in a way he'd feel comfortable being a part of.

He recently took a trip to Louisville and enjoyed his stay with the Cardinals who he includes in his top five along with Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida and West Virginia.  Thomas was recently involved in a unique game situation where the varsity team plays two quarters and the junior varsity and freshmen play against the opposition in the second half.  Thomas had an impressive outing with 4 receptions for 133 and 1 touchdown.

When it comes to what Latarrius wants to improve this season, he said, "My catching.  Last year, I just got a little excited and ran before the catch."  Interestingly, the Miami Hurricanes who have also offered Thomas are looking at him as a possible cornerback prospect. 


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