Just a week ago, Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds defensive back Rico Thomas said he was down to two schools- San Diego State and Nevada and would be making his decision shortly after visiting the Wolfpack this past weekend. Unfortunately for Thomas, he wasn't able to make the visit to Nevada due to the flu and will now be taking a visit to a third school.
Thomas, 5-10, 165 pounds is a hard hitting safety who had a very good senior season. In fact, according to McClymonds head coach Alonzo Carter, Thomas was the best player on the field in the city title game and had several huge hits including a fumble jarring hit on one of the first plays of the game to set the tone for the Warriors as they rolled to a 49-7 win.
On the recruiting front, Thomas visited SDSU back in November and thought he might be ready to decide this week.
"I'm going to try and re-schedule that visit to Nevada for this up coming weekend," Thomas said. "My coach is working on that right now. I also have a visit set for UNLV on (Jan. 20). SDSU and Nevada are my top two but you can say UNLV is right there as well. I'm looking forward to that visit and will make a decision shortly after that visit.
"If I had to name a leader right now, it would have to be the Aztecs since that's the only visit I've taken. Even though my trip was done when the old staff was there, I've already talked to Coach Long at SDSU and I like him a lot and I think the program will be going in a positive direction. I don't know as much about Nevada so I'm hoping to take these last two visits and then I'll be ready to announce something towards the end of the month.