Thomas takes in visit to Washington

The Washington Huskies hosted a handful of talented prospects this past weekend at their third annual "prospect day" and committed Caldwell (Idaho) OT Terence Thomas was one of the attendees. He made the long trek west with his parents and said he had a good time and the highlight of his visit was getting to see the Blue Angels while standing atop the Husky Stadium roof.

"Man, that was pretty cool," Thomas recalled. "They were so low and you could see the pilots.

"I think all of the players who were there went up to the roof -- some of the parents didn't though."

The day started with Thomas and the other prospects being matched up together to do a "scavenger hunt" around campus with a coach stationed at each point ready to greet them.

"They kind of split us off into our own little groups," Thomas said. "I was with the new offensive lineman that are freshman this year.

"Skylar (Fancher) and Scott (Shugert) and Mark (Armelin) all were together. It was clues like 'find the oldest building on campus' and stuff like that so it was cool getting to see everything on campus and where the libraries were and stuff like that."

Armelin also spent some time talking to the man who will help guide him during his Husky career -- offensive line coach Mike Denbrock.

"We just talked about how things are going and what they are looking for from me when I get here," Thomas said. "It was all stuff that I did before. They know I'm set on being a Husky so it was more of just getting re-acquainted and building our relationship."

Thomas is currently tipping the scales at 303 pounds and he said his bench is still in the 300 pound range, but he's been working on that aspect of his game -- his strength -- and knows he needs to improve in that area before he arrives on campus.

"They coaches said they'd prefer me to come in lighter than heavier because they can always add weight if they need to, but if you show up overweight or out of shape it's harder," Thomas said. "I'm built to carry this weight, but could probably add a little more once I get to Washington, that's shouldn't be a problem."

Thomas still claims the same offers he had when he committed to Washington -- Idaho, Idaho State, Montana, Oregon State and Utah -- and said several other schools have made inquiries, but at this point they all want to see how he does against the competition at a higher level.

"They probably won't show me much interest though because they all know I'm going to be a Husky so they don't seem like they will waste their time," Thomas said. "I'm set on being a Husky and so it's just a matter of finishing up school and then getting ready for my college career."

Thomas said he expects to take in at least one Husky home game this year and then will probably set up his official visit to Montlake in December.

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