Oxnard (Calif.) Rio Mesa defensive back Kevin Thomas has established himself as one of the elite prospects in the class of 2005 out in the West region. He has the size and speed college coaches love in a cornerback and is easily one of the top players at his position.
Thomas, 6-0.5, 166 pounds has been receiving new scholarship offers by the week and now has six solid offers to his name.
"Cal was the first school to offer me and I like the Bears a lot," Thomas said. "I also have offers from Fresno State, Washington, Arizona, San Jose State and Utah. I camped with USC a few weeks ago and I've heard they could be close to offering me as well. That's probably my top school right now and if they offered, I would probably give them a soft commitment because I still want to take my trips."
Thomas had a strong showing at the SoCal Nike Camp in San Diego where he clocked a 4.49 in the 40, 4.03 in the shuttle, jumped 37 inches in the vertical and did 17 reps on the bench. His 83.12 SPARQ Rating was one of the 10 best in the camp. Thomas was also very impressive in the position and one on one drills and not only has plus size and speed but very quick feet and can really break on the ball.
"My goal is to be ranked among the top 100 prospects in the country," Thomas said. "I feel like I'm the top corner in the state and I think I proved it at the Nike camp and at USC's camp. Now I'm just working hard and trying to get better."
Along with USC and Cal, Thomas said he's also looking at Washington, Arizona, Arizona State, Michigan and Washington State.