Thomas Nabs UCLA Offer

After a strong showing on Saturday at UCLA's Lineman Camp, Coppell (Tex.) 2014 defensive end Solomon Thomas got some good news...

Coppell (Tex.) 2014 defensive end Solomon Thomas made the trip out West to attend Saturday's UCLA Lineman Camp and picked up some positive news before heading back home.

"I was just coming out here to do my best and I was hoping to come out with an offer, and I did, so I'm happy," he said.

The 6'3", 263 lb. prospect toured campus on Sunday with his father and had positive things to say about the Bruins.

"I just love California. UCLA has a great education and it's a great place to be. I'm not too familiar with the program, but it's a great school and they have a great program here. I've spoken with Coach Adrian Klemm and Coach Jim Mora, and they just want me to keep working hard now, and when I got here they would figure out what to do with me on the field," he said.

UCLA is the just the latest on a growing list of offers for Thomas.

"I'm being recruited by Texas, Baylor, Stanford, Notre Dame, Iowa, West Virginia, Clemson, Colorado, and a few other schools. Most of them have offered, but Texas hasn't offered my grade yet," he said.

Though Thomas plans to take his time with the process, there are a few programs standing out.

"I like UCLA, Texas, and Stanford a lot. Those are probably my top three right now, but I still have a while to choose," he said.

Thomas will be making another trip out West later this month to check out a few more of the California programs.

"I think I'll be coming out to California in two weeks to look at Stanford and USC, but as of now, that's about it," he said.

An aggressive player, Thomas identifies his physicality as one of his greatest strengths in the game.

"I just like being physical, like the contact. I don't know why, but it's always fun to put someone on their back," he laughed.

Aside from attending camps, Thomas has been working hard with his teammates throughout the spring and is looking forward to his junior season with the Cowboys.

"I've definitely been focusing on my speed, as well as how I turn my hips and being agile. I've been working on my strength and my core, too, because the core is like the main muscle. I'm excited about playing again and for another chance to win state," he said.

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