Good Official Visit for Thomas

Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks receiver Michael Thomas had a productive official visit to UCLA, the first visit of the fall for him...

Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks receiver Michael Thomas went into his official visit to UCLA hoping for an offer from the Bruins.

By the time he left campus, Thomas got the offer he was hoping for.

"They offered me on the trip," said Thomas. "It's a big relief and I think it may open up some more people's eyes."

Thomas' first offer was from Nevada, but he was anxiously awaiting his first Pac-12 offer and knew a strong start to his senior season could make that more of a reality.

Last week, UCLA assistant Angus McClure was at Cosumnes Oaks' game so Thomas and his teammate, Marcus Rios, both visited UCLA officially this weekend, where he got the good news.

And the three-star receiver loved his time in Southern California.

"We got there early Saturday morning and went to the Rose Bowl and got a tour of it and went to the game," said Thomas. "I loved the environment of the Rose Bowl and everything there." Following the game, Thomas made the trek over to the UCLA campus and into Los Angeles.

"We went to dinner with the coaches and got to meet with Coach (Rick) Neuheisel on campus and took a tour and got to see everything there like the dorms, the facilities and the weight room. It's amazing there and the people were real nice."

Thomas was hosted by freshman linemen Torian White and Will Oliver.

"I also spent a lot of time talking with Coach (Mike) Johnson and Coach McClure," said Thomas.

Thomas said that since the season started, Arizona State, Arizona, Utah and USC have picked up their interest in him and he thinks more offers could be coming.

"I think that I could see more offers come my way but I'm just staying focused," said Thomas. "I'm not sure yet when I'll visit Nevada, but I want to take a few more visits."

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