With all the talk right now on star senior Terrance Anderson, some colleges already know about another star from Aldine, Texas high school in junior safety Curtis Thomas.
There is no question about his talent or his family tradition of football. His uncle is defensive end Juqua Thomas who plays in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles. Like the family way, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound younger Thomas is already getting started with what looks to be a big high school recruiting cycle.
"You know what, he does have his first offer because John Blake from Nebraska made a verbal offer to him and I think he should be getting that written one soon," Aldine coach Bob Jones said. "He's got that offer and I know he's getting a lot of other stuff soon as well."
The other schools that have already been sending him mail include Colorado, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas, Kansas State, Florida, and LSU. It looks like a big race is already shaping up for the rising junior.
Jones has already spoken a little bit of recruiting with his next top prospect.
"He's excited about the opportunity," Jones said about Thomas. "They'll all be going down to the Army All-American combine and they've been working hard. The thing about Curtis, is that he's a lot like Terrance with that great ability. It's just that he's on defense so instead of making people look silly trying to tackle, he's making big hits."
"I just wish we had him during basketball season because he could get even bigger."