MVP Performance

A Georgia running back is banking on recent camp performances to raise his recruiting profile.

Stockbridge (Ga.) running back Maetron Thomas could be seen by many as a sleeper prospect in the class of 2014. That, however, appears to be changing with his recent showings at summer camps. Thomas, a 5-foot-9, 165 pound running back, believes his recent performance at camps will increase his exposure.

"I just recently went to the Nike camp," Thomas said. "I also went to the Atlanta MVP camp, which went great. I won the top running back award."

In addition to camps, Thomas is making the rounds visiting potential college destinations with at least one school extending a scholarship offer.

"I just recently visited Florida, UNC, UNC-Charlotte, Auburn, and a visit coming with Vanderbilt next week. I already have an offers from UNC and Furman."

One of the determining factors in deciding on a future school is the offense in which that program runs.

"I'm looking for a spread type offense with speed .... a school that likes to get the ball to their backs in the open space a lot," he said. "I'm more of an agile back with speed. I bring explosiveness and make people miss. So a spread offense suits me."

With his preference of offense in mind, it's clear why Thomas believes West Virginia would be a natural fit.

"There's a lot of reasons, to be honest," Thomas said as to why he like the Mountaineers. "The way they run their offense is great. I love their speed, too. They've had recent success and now they're in the Big 12 conference."

Though the Mountaineers haven't extended an offer, Thomas makes it clear if one were to come, they'd be at the top of his list.

"It would most definitely put them under strong consideration," Thomas said. "That's one of the schools I've always been looking at and hoping to get an offer from. I've always looked forward to maybe going there."

WVU wide receivers coach Lonnie Galloway is expected to visit Thomas is the near future.

"I spoke with Coach Galloway a couple nights back," Thomas said. "He said he's coming down in May for spring practice. He said he loved my film and wanted to speak to the running backs coach (JaJuan Seider) about me."

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