Thomas, Sooners Still Talking

The relationship between Oklahoma and junior college safety Daniel Thomas is still strong. Thomas said he's been in recent contact with the Sooners and that his offer still stands. Though he plans a January visit to Kansas State, Thomas said the Sooners are still high on his list.

The seemingly on-again, off-again relationship with junior college safety Daniel Thomas is apparently on again.

Thomas said Sunday night that he spoke with Oklahoma defensive backs coach Bobby Jack Wright.

"We talked today and he wanted to know if I was still interested," Thomas said. "And I definitely am."

Rumor had it late last month that Thomas' offer was pulled by the Sooners. Thomas said that's not the case.

"Coach Wright told me it's always been there," he said, "but they did stop calling for a while."

Currently Thomas is committed to Ole Miss and has been for some time. However, when programs like Oklahoma and Florida State came calling, Thomas was willing to listen.

His situation got even cloudier when Texas high school safety Markelle Martin committed to Oklahoma and Ed Orgeron was fired at Ole Miss. Since then, Martin has switched his commitment to Oklahoma State and Ole Miss hired Houston Nutt.

Thomas pledged his support to Houston Nutt soon after he was hired by the Rebels, but that support is wavering.

"I really don't know," he said about that commitment. "I'm thinking about calling the coaches tomorrow and telling them (about decommitting)."

However, Oklahoma's not the only team in the picture. Thomas said he's going to take an official visit to Kansas State on Jan. 18.

"But I'm still very interested," he said. "In fact, I told Coach Wright that I'd talk to him tomorrow (Monday)."

Would he be calling Wright to make a commitment?

"I already told Kansas State I would visit them, so I'll wait until after that to make my decision," he said.

A product of Hillard, Fla., Thomas is currently at Northwest Mississippi Community College where he played both free safety and quarterback this fall.

On top of offers from Oklahoma, Ole Miss and Kansas State, Thomas also has offers from Louisville, Alabama-Birmingham and Troy.


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