Things Picking Up For Arizona's Marcus Thomas

The offers may have been a bit slow to come early in the process but Tolleson's (Ariz.) Marcus Thomas now has all the options he needs. The talented athlete is one of the state's top players and will likely make the move from running back to wide receiver in college. Vandy has offered this three-star propect.

Thomas, 6-0, 185 pounds is a talented ball carrier who rushed for over 2,000 yards and had another 625 yards receiving to earn 1st team All-Area and 3rd team All-State honors. At safety, Thomas picked off eight passes and earned 2nd team All-Area honors on that side of the ball.

Despite not playing the position, Thomas said he would like to play wide receiver in college.

"I just think my ability will translate in college better at receiver than running back," Thomas said. "I'll still play running back as a senior, but then I want to move to receiver in college and that's where most of the schools recruiting me like me at."

Arizona was the first school to offer Thomas and for awhile, the only school. Much has changed in the past month.

"I have offers now from Vanderbilit, Colorado State, Oregon, Washington State and New Mexico in addition to Arizona," Thomas said. "I haven't set up any trips yet but I want to visit Colorado State, Arizona, Washington State and Oregon for sure. My last trip will be to either Vandy or New Mexico."

Thomas added that Vanderbilt is the only school recruiting him at running back. Academically, Thomas has a 3.0 GPA and will take the SAT at a later time.


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