R-C defensive back has a leader

Terrell Thomas is a 6-2, 175-pound safety prospect from Rancho Cucamonga, California, and Thomas has pared his schedule down quite a bit lately. Is it because he's narrowing his sights down to a few select schools?

Thomas had 1200 yards rushing this year, going for 9.2 yards a carry. He also had 18 catches for 238 yards and over a thousand yards in returning yardage, racking up 20 total touchdowns. Defensively, Terrell had 113 tackles on defense with 7 passes deflected and 4 caused fumbles.

"I felt like I had a good season," he told Dawgman.com. "I got to lead my team but I felt like I could have done better. I liked playing defense better this year. Just getting a chance to hit guys and play with the quarterback's mind."

Thomas has only visited one school - Washington State (12/13) - so far. "It was nice," he said. "I liked how it was a family-oriented program. It was before Mike Price announced he was leaving, but that won't matter to me."

His only other visit currently scheduled is to USC on January 10th. When asked if he was going to set a visit up to Washington, Thomas said, "Most likely."

Bobby Hauck was the coach recruiting Terrell for the Huskies. "He told me that I'm a good defensive back and that I can help out their defense a lot by letting them blitz more," Thomas said.

Terrell also knows someone currently on the Washington roster - Chris Singleton. "He was a good runner, real fast," Thomas said of the sophomore RB from Etiwanda. "We tried to keep him going horizontal on the field, but when he got vertical it was all over."

Scholarship offers have been tendered by Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, California, USC, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State Kansas, San Diego State and New Mexico State. USC is his current favorite. Thomas has been invited to play in the Cali-Florida Bowl at Mount San Antonio College in January.

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