Thomas Awaiting First Offer

Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft receiver Michael Thomas is being diligent as he searches for first offer, and the nephew of a former NFL All-Pro thinks they're going to come...

Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft receiver Michael Thomas isn't getting frustrated by the lack of offers, instead, he's choosing to take it in stride.

"I'm still looking for that first offer, but I'm waiting patiently," said Thomas. "I'm just hard working every day, working on my getting my timing right, so I know it's going to come soon."

Thomas doesn't have much junior film to go off, so he's been at numerous college camps and other camps or passing tournaments all over the country to get his name out there.

He's been to two Nike Camps (Oregon and Los Angeles), a handful of 7on7 Tournaments with the 1925 All-Stars (coached by his uncle, Keyshawn Johnson) and the UCLA 7on7 Tournament with Taft. And at each one, Thomas has performed admirably.

"I'm hearing from schools like Washington, UCLA, Oregon State and Oregon," said Thomas. "USC was also, but since they had their scholarships taken away, it's been kind of hard for some guys and they've been real quiet with me."

Thomas knows that without much junior film, his senior year is crucial.

"Most schools want to see some senior film, like my first three games, and that's what they want to see from me," said Thomas. "I'm not worried though because we have a really good quarterback in Michael Bercovici. And with D.J. Morgan graduating, we'll be throwing more and with a QB like Berco, we have to throw."

Thomas said for obvious reasons, he grew up a USC fan, but as he's become a recruit, he's opened up who he likes.

"Honestly, I don't have a favorite right now because I don't have an offer, but I like the Pac-10 a lot," said Thomas. "I definitely want to stay on the West Coast."

In the classroom, Thomas is taking care of all of his business.

"Academically I'm doing great," said Thomas. "I have a 3.2 and am taking strong core classes. I took the SAT in June."


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