Four-Star DB Thomas Graham Recaps Official Visit To Oregon

Nov. 17 -- Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Thomas Graham took his 5th and final official visit to Oregon this past weekend and could be weeks away from making a decision...

Thomas Graham is one of the region's top defensive back prospects and is currently rated the No. 76 overall player in the country. 

Graham projects as a lockdown cover corner but has had a very good senior on both sides of the ball and has made an impact as a big play receiver for Rancho. 

On the recruiting front, Graham has already taken official visits to Arizona, Arizona StateNebraska and Notre Dame and was in Eugene over the weekend to check out the Oregon Ducks.

"I had a great visit, there is a lot to like about Oregon," Graham said. "I visited once before so I've already seen a lot of the campus and the facilities but I did get to see the Marcus Mariota Center, which was really nice. The things that stood out about the visit would be the coaching staff, the players on the team and the family atmosphere there.

"I knew a few players on the team already and Lamar Winston was my player host and he was real cool. The player I probably knew the most was Devon Allen, since I grew up in Arizona. Everything is really nice there, the facilities are great, the academic center is nice and I had a good comfort level there."

Graham said his relationship with the coaches and the game atmosphere were other highlights of the visit.

"I like Coach Neal a lot, we talk every week," Graham said. "I like Coach Helfrich as well and spent a lot of time with both of them on my visit. The staff at Oregon has been together for years with very little turnover and I think that's a good thing.

"The game atmosphere was great too. No one left early, even when the game got out of hand. They were standing and screaming the whole time and were very supportive. The team is a little down this year but they'll bounce back. They have a lot of young talent and good young quarterbacks. They graduate a few defensive backs so there's opportunity to play early there so overall, it was a good time and I think it's a good fit for me."

With all five visits now in the books, Graham said he'll start the decision making process.

"All those schools I visited have their pluses and minuses," Graham said. "I haven't eliminated anyone yet, I'm still looking at all five plus UCLA is very high on my list as well. I'll probably do an unofficial visit there before I make my decision. Now I'm going to really sit down with my parents and go over all the pros and cons of each school and try and pick the best one for me.

"I have good relationships with all these schools, some better than others. It's just about finding where I'll fit in best on and off the field. We're in the playoffs now so I'm focusing hard there but once we're done, I could decide pretty quick after or in early December."

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