Thomas: Enjoys Hangin' with the DBs

West Orange-Stark High School in Orange, Texas always produces a lot of top notch talent on the football field. Defensive back Earl Thomas was reunited with one of his former high school teammates over the weekend on his official visit to the Forty Acres.

"It went good. I had fun. I got to meet all of the players and had a good time," Earl Thomas said. "I got down there right before the banquet. It is something to look forward to in the future. They gave out some awards that I could see myself working towards. I set some goals."

His host was former high school teammate and fellow defensive back Ken Beasley. Thomas talked about the exceptional facilities that Texas provides to all its student athletes.

"We just toured the campus and went in and talked about academics. I just hung out and tried to get a good feel with the players," Thomas said.

"The campus is nice. As far as the facilities, everything is there. They are not just trying to get you ready for football. They are trying to get you ready for life. They have everything to get you ready for the next level witch I am looking forward to going to," Thomas said.

Good communication in the secondary is a very important factor for any defensive unit. Thomas and the other defensive back commits from the class of 2007 have already developed a great relationship.

"We're pretty close. All the DBs especially; Me, Curtis, Ben and Brandon stayed together the whole trip. We talk a lot. They call me almost everyday buggin' me," Thomas said.

Thomas was accompanied on the trip to Austin by his parents. They got the opportunity to sit down and talk with head coach Mack Brown.

"They invited all of the parents. I talked to him and my parents talked to him. He is a pretty good coach," Thomas said.

"Besides going out at night, just hanging out with my classmates and laughing and joking around," Thomas replied when asked about the best part of the visit.

Thomas isn't in any hurry to get to Texas. He plans on enjoying the rest of his senior year at West Orange-Stark High School.

"I'm going to finish my senior year," Thomas said. "I want to take my time and not get in any rush."

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