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.
Branden Thomas profile
CORRECTION: Reports of DB verbal premature
Cougfan Top Stories
How many bowl practices will WSU get in?WASHINGTON STATE will practice three times this week before the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27, football chief of staff Dave Emerick said Monday on Bill Moos’ radio show.
CougfanYesterday at 2:39 PM
Cougs or Gophers? Here's one predictionWHO WINS the Holiday Bowl between Washington State vs. Minnesota? Campus Insiders makes its prediction.
CougfanYesterday at 1:41 PM
Analyzing TNF in looking ahead to 2017 CougsPULLMAN – With the early bowl practices to be focused on the Cougar youth, it's the perfect time to look ahead at Washington State. After watching every Thursday Night Football…
CougfanYesterday at 11:47 AM
TICKET SALES: Holiday a big hit with WSU fansBOWL GAME TICKETS SALES are booming at Washington State. In less than 24 hours since the announcement the Cougs were headed to the Holiday Bowl in San Diego, WSU has already sold…
CougfanYesterday at 9:21 AM