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Thomas moves Arizona to No. 1

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Khaylan Thomas has moved Arizona to No. 1 on his list but the three-star linebacker from Etiwanda, Calif., still wants to take visits before making his decision.
The Wildcats have always been one of the favorites for Thomas but moving Arizona to the top slot is definitely a big step and a great sign for the Pac-12 program.
"I would say their depth at the linebacker position stands out to me," Thomas said. "I know the two schools that are on my radar - Arizona and Oregon State - they don't have many standout linebackers besides a few guys.
"I took notice of that. The program fits with me perfectly. I like their style of play, their coaches are great. It's just a great place to be."
Thomas, a 6-foot, 217-pound prospect who's rated as the No. 18 inside linebacker in the 2015 class by Rivals.com, took an unofficial visit to Arizona this spring that definitely helped to move the Wildcats up in his recruitment.
It was a big trip for Thomas to Tucson and it could pay off in a big way.
"Just the coaches in general stood out," Thomas said. "When I got there they really took me in, introduced me to the whole staff, the defensive coordinator.
"Their facilities are great but every college is going to have facilities so I'm not that interested in those that much. It's a great place to be. I like that a lot."
The three-star linebacker has booked two official visits so far. Thomas will visit Oregon State for its rivalry game against Oregon and then take a trip to Arizona State in December.
The Etiwanda standout is working on dates for his trips to Arizona, Oregon and Miami.
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