Thomas Names Three Favorites

2015 Etiwanda (Calif.) linebacker Khaylan Thomas says he has three favorite programs in his recruitment, but he'd like to see three more schools join the list...

Film of 2015 Etiwanda (Calif.) linebacker Khaylan Thomas at Passing Down's 7on7 SoCal Regional, March 30, 2014.

2015 Etiwanda (Calif.) outside linebacker Khaylan Thomas was named a Scout defensive standout at Passing Down's 7on7 SoCal Regional Tournament.

Thomas, a four-star recruit, showed a knack for the ball – grabbing two interceptions over the span of a handful of plays.

"I like 7on7 a lot," Thomas explained to Scout during the tournament. "It helps me with my hips and my movement. I focus on my coverages to get those right."

At 6-foot-1 218-pounds, Thomas says he has good speed for an outside linebacker and tries to use it to his advantage.

Thomas, the No. 23-rated outside linebacker, currently holds seven scholarship offers including Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah and Washington State.

He told Scout three of those offers currently standout.

"Arizona, Arizona State, and UCLA," Thomas said.

UCLA, "I like how physical and how fast their defense is. [Defensive backs] Coach [Demetrice] Martin is recruiting me."

Arizona, "I took a visit out there and like the facility a lot and they were telling me what they do out there with their attacking defense and I like that a lot."

Arizona State, "My favorite college team, when I went down there. They made me feel like I was at home. I understood what they were doing and the position I'll play there fits me."

Thomas would like to pick up at least three more scholarship offers, including offers from USC, Oregon, and LSU.

All three programs have made initial contact with Thomas.

He says his family likes the Trojans and he'd like to stay close to home. The Ducks because of the intensity of their program, and LSU because "it's just one of those teams," Thomas said.

The only unofficial visits Thomas has taken are those to the state of Arizona. He says he will visit UCLA in the near future.


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