Cougfan.com spoke with Thomas's prep coach, Charles Mincy, earlier today and ran a story in which he said it was his understanding that Thomas was headed north.
However, a reliable source in Southern California who is close to the prep
recruiting scene there said Thomas "needs to get his grade situation together."
The source, who asked not to be identified, said that grades might have
been the source of confusion as to whether the player did or didn't have
"I think wishful thinking may have played a role in this for the young man,"
said the source. "I know of number of schools have looked at him seriously,
but he isn't going to Washington State University."
An administrator at Inglewood High echoed the scholastic concern, telling
Cougfan.com earlier today that Thomas has academic hurdles to clear.
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