"It's pretty much the same," said Thomas. "I'm pretty busy with football in high school, right now. There's nothing really different."
The next step for the Monroe, La. receiver is to take an official visit at each school. He hopes to realize one factor of each program.
"I just want to see how their game day is," Thomas said. "Just how they prepare and the different things they do."
After visiting Evanston in July, there isn't much more the NU coaches must sell him on.
"The school speaks for itself," said Thomas of Northwestern.
During the offseason, Thomas put in extra work to improve his sub-4.4 speed, and feels as if it has paid off during his senior season.
"I feel like I'm a lot faster than I was," he said. "Also, I'm a lot more aware of things on the field because of being out there a couple years. I'm much more football smart."