Louisiana receiver Thomas still torn

Monroe, La. receiver Taijuan Thomas was slated to decide between his two favorite schools, Northwestern and Stanford. However, that selection has become a bit more difficult than expected. Thomas explains what's next for his recruitment in this PurpleWildcats.com update.

Taijuan Thomas hoped to give his verbal commitment before the end of August. However, picking between Northwestern and Stanford is much more difficult than he anticipated.

After a visit to Northwestern in August, Thomas stated the Wildcats were locked with Stanford. He hoped to find a difference between the two schools and make a decision. That will be postponed for at least a few weeks.

"It's still dead even," Thomas said of the Wildcats and the Cardinal. "I couldn't pick out a specific thing about each school. They're both so similar."

Thomas, who hauled in seven passes in week one, may take official visits to each school in hopes of realizing what each stadium's atmosphere holds on a college football Saturday.

It remains possible that Thomas could visit Illinois, which offered last week, though he points to Northwestern and Stanford as his two favorites, still.

"I might want to take official visits and see how it is on game day and get that experience before I commit," said Thomas, in reference to Northwestern and Stanford.

At the moment, Thomas indicates the only difference between the two schools is region and climate, subsequently; each are unfamiliar for the Monroe, La. native.

Thomas has already been accepted to Northwestern, but has yet to be admitted into Stanford. He anticipates a response this week, and expects to be accepted.

"I want to make sure before I make my decision that I get accepted to those schools," Thomas said.

At this point, Thomas projects he will make a decision within three weeks. He is aware that Northwestern -- with 17 commits in its 2013 class -- and Stanford could have their respective classes filled by commitment time.

"It's in the back of my head, but I don't want to rush [the decision]," Thomas said. "The sooner, the better, but I don't want to rush my decision."

The following weeks will be difficult for Thomas as he looks to decide between the Wildcats and Cardinal.

"Both of them are great schools," he said of the two. "There's nothing I can pick out for one over the other. They're both so similar and such great schools."

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers for Big Red Report, and currently covers the Northwestern Wildcats and Chicago Cubs. He currently resides on Chicago's north side.
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