Daniel Thomas takes official to Oklahoma

Daniel Thomas (Ath, N' West CC, MS) - One of the top junior college prospects in the country committed to the University of Mississippi early last Spring but decided to take an official visit to Oklahoma over the weekend.

"I went down to Oklahoma for an official visit this weekend," commented Daniel Thomas. "They officially extended a scholarship offer to me on Saturday."

The 6' 2", 230 pound Hillard (FL) athlete had a good time while on his visit.

"It went pretty good. I got a chance to meet with some of their coaches and I met some of their players. I also got a chance to look at their facilities."

What stood out the most about Oklahoma during the trip?

"I say their stadium. They have 85,000 people in there. It is so loud. You can not even hear yourself think."

What did the Oklahoma staff tell Thomas during their one on one meeting before he flew back home on Sunday.

"They told me they are recruiting me as an athlete, but they want me to come in and be a starter at safety for them next year."

Is Thomas still solid with his Ole Miss commitment?

"Yes sir, I am still solid. I just wanted to go and check out another school, but I am still going to Ole Miss. I have not talked with the Ole Miss staff in about a week because my phone was cut off, but it is back on now. I am going to let them know about me taking this visit. They have nothing to worry about though."

Anymore schools talking to Thomas about taking an official visit?

"I am going to line something up with Ole Miss pretty soon, and FSU still wants me to come down there for an official visit. UAB still calls a lot and wants me to come over for an official, but that is about all for now."

Thursday night, Daniel led his team to an overtime loss to the country's #3 nationally ranked club, Gulf Coast CC.

The Ranger sophomore quarterback stayed true to form and paced Northwest with 253 yards of total offense by rushing for 111 yards on 23 carries and completing eight of 20 passes for 142 yards. He also rushed for one touchdown and threw another.

In five games of action, Daniel has accounted for 537 rushing yards and 6 TD's on 84 carries, and he is 24-50 for 450 passing yards and 2 TD's.

Thomas is scheduled to graduate in December and will have 3 1/2 to play 2 on the next level.

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