Thomas: 'I Had a Great Time'

Johnny Thomas committed to the Wolfpack in June and recently returned from his official visit to NC State. What did he think of his visit?

Johnny Thomas committed to the Wolfpack in June and recently returned from his official visit to NC State. What did he think of his visit?

"I had a great time at State," said Thomas. "It's where I want to be. Everyone went out of their way to show me a good time. I had a good chance to talk to the coaches and players, so it was a good experience."

Thomas kept busy while on campus.

"They had me doing things just about the whole time I was there. I got there around six o'clock and went out for dinner. The coaches talked to me about what they wanted to do and how they thought I could help them out.

"I was with or around Coach Lowe just about the whole time I was there. He's a great guy and seems to know what he wants to do. I talked to some of the players about what direction they think the program is going to head. They have some restrictions on what they can do now as a team I guess, but I got the impression that they knew they wanted to push the ball when they could. They want to play smart but fast."

The 6-5, 210-pound small forward from Greensboro (N.C.) Day has received praise for his athletic ability and potential at the college level. He is still hearing from other schools.

"I don't really deal with that, though," he explained. "I hear about other schools wanting to get in touch with me or recruit me, but my coach is handling all that right now, and I don't know too much about it. I'm definitely still solid in my decision."

Before committing he received offers from the likes of George Washington, Virginia Tech, and Miami (FL). Wake Forest had started to make a push for Thomas before he committed to the Wolfpack. Thomas is widely regarded as the top prospect in the Class of 2007 in the state of North Carolina.

What does he expect to contribute when he arrives at NC State?

"I just want to come in and do what I do best," he said. "I'm going to work on improving everything in my game, but I know I can come right in and do the little things. I'm going to work hard on the boards, get up and down the court and play good defense."


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