Prairie Village (Kan.) Shawnee Mission East cornerback Terrance Thomas is trying to keep his off-season light with academic focus and time spent in the weight room. As for recruiting, that's already started up in a quick fashion.
The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder has already been receiving large quantities of mail from the likes of Kansas State, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Wisconsin, and several others. He's dialed up coaches at Kansas State and text messaged with Wisconsin coaches within the last month or so.
Still, he isn't naming favorites just yet.
"No, not yet," Thomas said about a leading school. "Right now, I'm just running track, working out, and hitting the books. It's nothing major. I'd like to do both football and track in college."
As a junior, Thomas was sidelined for a few games with a shoulder injury. That didn't keep him from taking an unofficial visit last fall to Kansas State when the Wildcats took on Nebraska.
Thomas is looking at several junior days upcoming, including the Rivals.com Junior Day in Columbia, Mo., but has yet to decide where he'll be heading. The talented cornerback says that he brings versatility to the position.
"Everybody wants me at corner," he said. "I'm pretty good at just lining up and being a cover corner. I'm also a pretty hard hitter too."