School: Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft
Size: 6-1, 180
Recruitment: Offer from Oregon State, interest from Pac-10
Scout.com Ranking: Three-star, #93 WR
Scout.com Evaluation: Thomas is an intriguing player, a player we were impressed with every time we saw him this spring. But he had little in the way of game film, so all we had to go off was how he looked in camp environments.
He was one of the better receivers we saw all spring, earning all-camp honors at the Badger/New Level 7on7 in Vegas and also excelling at the Nike Camp in Los Angeles. His hands have always been a strength, and he's a pretty precise route runner. He does a great job of catching the ball at its highest point and can make the tough catch in traffic. His speed is above average, so he's made up for the explosiveness in the crisp route-running and soft hands that catch just about everything.
The nephew of former USC and NFL receiver Keyshawn Johnson, you can tell he spent time learning his craft from his uncle. But the biggest boon to Thomas, besides more playing time this year, has been the arrival of Michael Bercovici (Arizona State commit), at quarterback.
Through the first five games, Thomas has 44 receptions for 708 yards and nine touchdowns in teaming up with Bercovici. His best performance was a 13-catch, 207-yard, two touchdown performance against Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame and then had three touchdown grabs among his nine receptions last week against Encino (Calif.) Crespi.
Oregon State was the most first school to offer Thomas, doing so last week.
Here is Thomas in early 2010 season highlights.