Wide receiver Mark Thomas of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Thomas Jefferson, has quietly become one of the more explosive recruits in New York City. And now with his senior season nearing an end, Thomas is beginning to focus on recruiting, and in particular one program who he is currently favoring.
"Recruiting is going a little slow and it's coming down to the end of my senior year," said Thomas, who is 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds. "I'm looking for a great school that's close to home."
Showing the most interest currently are Rutgers and Pittsburgh, and the New York City receiver has taken an unofficial visit to RU this fall. However, another program has Thomas' attention at this time.
"I'm very interested in Temple," said Thomas. "They are a great program on the rise in the MAC. I also know a wide receiver there, Jaiquawn Jarrett, that grew up with me in my area. They are also close to home."
Thomas mentioned that his coaching staff has been in touch with the Temple staff and that he is looking to attend a game later this fall.
In the meantime, Thomas is putting together an impressive senior season on the field, while lining up at wide receiver, free safety, slot back, middle linebacker, and returning both kicks and punts.
"The season is going great," said Thomas. "We have just moved to a new division after winning a championship, and we are 7-1 and doing very well. We have all the tools to compete for another title."
Through eight games, Thomas has 12 receptions for 252 yards and three touchdowns, 47 carries for 584 yards and six touchdowns, and 24 tackles, two interceptions and one sack on defense.