How did the visit go?
it was much better than what I was expecting," stated the personable Johnny Thomas. "I have never been to this part of Mississippi, and I was expecting
it to be more country, but it is pretty hip."
Thomas was also not
aware of Ole Miss' rich football tradition.
"They have a lot of
tradition down there, and they send a lot of dudes to the league. I already knew
they had great coaches, but I did not know how successful their program has been
in the past. I was looking at all of those conference and national championship
banners and it kind of took me by surprise."
What stood out the most
about Ole Miss?
"The people and the environment around campus and
town. The coaches are read down to earth too. They are easy to talk to. I got
along with the players too. They were real quick to get along with and they treat
you like you are already a part of their family."
Thomas had a sit
down with the coaches before he left to go back home.
me that they have a real young team, and that I would have a great opportunity
to play early if I went there. They also talked about how their staff could get
me to perform at a high level. They were real impressive."
is Ole Miss recruiting Johnny to play?
"As an athlete. It could be
either safety or running back. I do not care which position I play. I like them
equally well. I bring a lot of experience on both sides of the ball."
does this visit put Ole Miss in Thomas' pecking order?
"It is pretty
close. If I had to decide right now between Oklahoma State and Ole Miss, it would
be a hard decision."
What is the number one thing the Texas City standout
likes about Oklahoma State?
"I think the thing I like most about them
is their school, program, and coaches, but I would have to say their overall athletic
program and facilities. They have great facilities at Oklahoma State, but so does
And Ole Miss?
"Their coaching staff and people."
college felt the most at home during his official visits?
have to say Oklahoma State because you do not have to live in a dorm if you go
to school there. I am not excited about living in a dorm. I am not too keen on
using public rest rooms."
Did Johnny express this concern with the
Ole Miss staff during his visit?
"Yes sir, they said you only have
to live there your freshman year, and after that, you get to live off campus."
does Johnny visit next?
"I go to ECU (1/18) and Arkansas (1/25)."
colleges have now offered Devin a scholarship?
"Ole Miss, Oklahoma
State, Arkansas, Oregon State, Rice, Houston, and ECU"
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