Michael Thomas had to sit out his junior season because of transfer rules but that hasn't hindered schools from being interested although no offers have arrived yet. It's clear after his performance at the Eugene NIKE Camp last weekend that some major programs could be in the mix soon.
"Right now I'm real open just taking a lot of visits and checking out the spring games and seeing how I fit in," Thomas said.
So far, the Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft wide receiver has visited Southern Cal and UCLA for its spring games and also watched Oregon's scrimmage before working out at the NIKE Camp. He was blown away by what the Ducks had to offer.
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"The facilities are crazy," Thomas said. "They have everything. They have stuff that will definitely for sure get you ready for the NFL and the facilities are great. Everything is high-tech."
Staying in the Los Angeles area is up there, Thomas said, so playing for the Bruins or Trojans seems like a priority but the 6-foot-3, 180-pound prospect said he's also looking for the best situation so he's willing to leave.
North Carolina, Connecticut, Duke and pretty much every Pac-10 school has inquired about him. It seems like he'd prefer to stay close to home if possible.
Thomas doesn't have a favorites list though because he's considering all options.
"I don't want to put anybody on top or knock anybody off," he said.
It's been a big spring for Thomas, who excelled at a passing tournament in Las Vegas and was one of the top players at the Eugene NIKE Camp, arguably one of the top three or four receivers at the event.
Playing his senior season at Woodland Hills Taft, which features Southern Cal defensive tackle commit Antwaun Woods, pro-style quarterback Michael Bercovici, one of the top QBs at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp, and other top recruits should also help his recruitment.
Thomas said he's looking forward to clicking with Bercovici even more because the two could put up big numbers next season - which could help recruiting for both prospects.
"Bercovici is a great quarterback," Thomas said. "If you can tell from the camp all the balls went down but when he throws all the balls are right on me so he's a great quarterback."