Just Get Thomas the Ball

Michael Thomas

Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft receiver Michael Thomas, the nephew of Keyshawn Johnson, is seeing his recruiting pick up...

Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft receiver Michael Thomas has some of the best personal training and coaching a prep receiver can get, coming from his uncle.

Thomas is the nephew of former USC All-American and NFL All-Pro Keyshawn Johnson, and while Johnson enjoyed an outstanding career, Thomas is hoping to just have a sliver of the success and get him on the collegiate track.

He's waiting for his first offer, but several schools are interested.

"I'm interested in all of the Pac-10, North Carolina, Boise State and Colorado," said Thomas. "Those are the schools I am hearing the most from every week. All of the coaches seem really cool from talking to them and a lot of them want me to come up to their school to check it out and possibly take in a spring game. They also have camps they hold and would like me to take part in."

Thomas said he's unsure who his first offer will come from but a few schools are highly interested.

"Washington, North Carolina and Arizona I would say, from talking to the coaches, could be close," said Thomas. "But you never know and have to take the process one day at a time."

Thomas grew up a USC fan, and has been to the USC campus on numerous occasions, though he hasn't taken in a spring practice.

"I didn't have a chance to make it down there to any of the spring practices, but it's not a huge loss because I am always down there training with my coach or some of their players off the team. And I know almost everything there is to know about USC being that my uncle Keyshawn was a Trojan," said Thomas.

Thomas said no school is in the lead, because so many schools are corresponding.

"Right now I really don't have a top five at the moment being that I hear from different schools every day," said Thomas. "It's hard to just put other schools out of the mix. But I have to say from talking to Washington and North Carolina and Arizona State, they might be somewhere on top."

Thomas also isn't in a rush to make a choice.

"At this point I have no specific time frame on my decision," said Thomas. "I know I am going to be receiver a lot of interest so we will see how it plays out. I am just going to keep working hard and doing what I have to do."

Thomas said that Washington, North Carolina, Arizona State and Boise State were recruiting him the hardest.

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