Muskogee, Okla., defensive tackle Robert Thomas has picked up his first BCS Conference scholarship offer. The 6-foot-1, 295-pounder picked up after impressing in the early stages of the Kansas State summer camp.
"I'm being recruited by coach Mo Latimore at K-State, and I guess they really liked what they saw from me on film and in camp," Thomas said. "They offered me a scholarship. It's a good offer, and I'm really excited about it.
"I like the whole staff. They're really good coaches, and the players are cool, too. I also think it's a nice town. It's a place where I could really fit in at."
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Thomas said he also has an offer from Northern Iowa and heavy interest from Oklahoma State and Arkansas. He's also camped this summer at Oklahoma and Arkansas.
"I'm talking a lot with Oklahoma State, too," Thomas said. "Coach Brewer is recruiting me for OSU. He's a real good coach."
Other schools like Kansas, Purdue, Texas A&M and Texas Tech were in contact with him through the spring evaluation process.
As a junior, Thomas had 31 tackles and two sacks in 13 games.
Many observers believe Thomas is one of the most under-rated juniors in Oklahoma mainly because he's been overshadowed by four highly recruited players that have signed with BCS schools in the last two seasons. He is also the fourth Rougher defensive lineman to earn a major college scholarship.
And at this early stage it doesn't look like Thomas is in a rush to make a pick.
"I'd like to wait things out and see what develops with other schools, but then some of my might want to get it over with," he said. "But I think I might wait it out and see what happens."