Thomas Talks Early Recruiting

Northeastern Oklahoma WR Shawn Thomas (6-0, 185) has four early offers and he recently updated on where things stand as we head into the May evaluation period...

"I just got an offer from North Texas and I already had offers from Middle Tennessee State, South Alabama and Arkansas State," Thomas told "I've also been talking with Arizona State, Washington State and Illinois, but they haven't offered me yet."

This is Thomas' first spring with the Golden Norsemen as he spent the first 18 months of his collegiate career with Fort Scott.

"I redshirted in 2013 and then I played there last fall," Thomas said.

The talented wideout led the Greyhounds last season with 42 receptions for 514 yards and four scores, but with the opportunity to play with a D-1 quarterback transfer.

"Brayden Scott (Memphis) is here and I just felt it was a better opportunity," Thomas noted. "I also liked the coaches and the facilities they have here.

"As a receiver, my route-running is the best part of my game. I have always prided myself on how I set up the defensive back and what I can do when the ball is in the air.

"I can also make guys miss. I never go down with the first tackler."

As far as what he's doing to get ready for a big sophomore season, Thomas said he's been focused on his release as well as studying film so that he can recognize coverages and schemes better.

Thomas is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have two years to play two following the 2015 football season.

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