Michael Thomas had a great trip to Oregon State last weekend but the Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft is focused on the playoffs and then will take care of recruiting.
The 6-foot-3, 180-pound wide receiver currently has offers from Oregon State, Colorado State and Wyoming and since he's playing so well this season more could be on the way in the coming weeks.
Thomas, a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, has 82 receptions for 1,513 yards and 19 touchdowns this season. He said his trip to Corvallis was great all around from the coaching staff, to the game-day experience and everything in between.
"It was great," Thomas said. "The trip was very good. I went down there and they went all out against USC. The environment was amazing. The stadium is really nice. The fans are great. It was a packed game and everybody stayed until the end of the game so it was really exciting.
"I already saw the facilities when I went to their camp but those are still very nice. It was really cold, it was like 34 degrees. Being from California, that was interesting. If I would have brought a bigger jacket I would have been all right."
The coaching staff really stood out to Thomas, who's rated as the No. 82 wide receiver nationally by Rivals.com but will move up in the next rankings after having such a successful senior season.
What Thomas liked was that coach Mike Riley didn't pressure him to commit. Rather, the Oregon State coaches allowed Thomas to experience what the school has to offer and will let him make his own decision.
"What I liked about the coaches is they didn't rush me to make a decision," Thomas said. "They were really down to earth.
"They love me and I love them, they're great up there. They didn't rush me to make a commitment or force me. They want me to think it out but they kept showing me good things. That's why they're high on my list."
Since Woodland Hills Taft plays Los Angeles Dorsey this weekend, Thomas' focus is on that for now and not recruiting. He said recently that UCLA and Boston College are showing more interest but first it's the playoffs and then everything else will take care of itself.
"Right now I'm not even focused on that," Thomas said. "I like the schools that have offered me and I want more offers but right now the main thing on my mind is a championship."