May is the time every year where we really begin to find out who the best in each state and at each position are. College coaches can evaluate players in person and offers begin to be thrown at the top recruits like the morning newspaper. One of the elite players in the Peach State for 2005 is Carlos Thomas.
“I have already gotten offers from Maryland, LSU and Florida,” said Thomas. “There are some other schools that are close like Georgia and Clemson. They have both told my coach that they would probably offer when they came by the school to evaluate me.”
The 6-foot-1, 180 pound Thomas runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds. He will be at Georgia Tech this weekend for the NIKE camp as well as summer camps at LSU, Florida and Georgia.
“I have been to Georgia and Clemson already this year on visits. Both visits were a lot of fun and I learned a lot about each team and school while I was there. When I was at Georgia I got to talk to coach Richt and coach Garner and that was a real cool experience for me.”
As a junior Thomas caught 24 passes for 600 yards and seven touchdowns. Though he saw limited action on defense he still managed 34 tackles and two interceptions.
“I would like to get out of the house so distance is not a factor to me. I would like to be close enough where my family could come and watch me play, but leaving home doesn’t bother me a bit.
I will be looking at how well I get along with the coaching staff and players at a particular school. I also want to play for a school that is in a cool city with plenty to do. I want to live in a town that has some excitement you know.”
Georgia, Ole Miss, Clemson and LSU have all told Thomas’ coach that they would be by in May to evaluate him.
“My top five right now is Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Clemson and LSU. I guess if I had to give a favorite right now I would say Florida, because they have offered. I really like all of those schools and some others so it’s hard for me to talk a lot about favorites and that stuff right now.”