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Thomas claims two early offers

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Junior athlete Khalid Thomas from Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby makes plays on both sides of the ball. He can be an elusive, shifty runner on offense or line up opposite of a wide receiver and stay step-for-step down the field in pass coverage as a cornerback. That versatility, and ability, has already gotten him some early attention and offers.
"I have heard from Oregon, FAU, Texas Tech, N.C. State and I have gotten letters from Notre Dame and one from Mississippi State," Thomas said. "Texas Tech and N.C. State have offered me."
The 5-foot-9, 170-pound prospect is being looked at by the Red Raiders on the defensive side of the ball.
"I have heard from Coach (Otis) Mounds at Texas Tech," Thomas said. "He told me he sees something in me that he used to have in him. He believes that if I come to their school I can be a good player. Texas Tech likes me at cornerback."
The Wolfpack wants him to line up in the offensive backfield if he were to select the ACC program.
"I've heard from Coach (Everette) Sands at N.C. State," Thomas said. "He asked me if I wanted to be the next 1,000-yard rusher at N.C. State."
At this stage, the Big Bend prospect said he is open to playing on either side of the ball.
"I don't care where I line up," Thomas said. "I just want to play."
At this time, Thomas has no specific visit plans for visiting any schools during the college football season.
In Godby's Friday victory over Monticello (Fla.) Jefferson County Thomas scored two rushing touchdowns and had 88 yards on eight carries. He also turned in an eye-popping highlight reel run that was negated by a penalty where he juked, spun out of, and bursted by defenders for a huge gain.
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