Outside linebacker A.J. Hilliard (Spring, Texas/Klein Oak), along with another Lone Star State product, has re-opened his recruitment following the firing of Arizona head coach Mike Stoops.
Linebacker A.J. Hilliard says he is open to all options regarding his recruitment at this point.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder with 4.65-speed picked up a Big 12 offer recently and is closing on an offer from a future Big 12 program.
“Baylor offered me last week,” Hilliard said Tuesday night. “I’m also going on a visit to TCU in the next few weeks and have been told to expect an offer, so I’m excited for that.”
The younger brother of former Notre Dame defensive tackle Cedric Hilliard isn’t turning his back on any programs that have shown interest right now.
“I’m open to all of my options at this point,” he said.
Boise State, West Virginia, Michigan State, Louisville, Minnesota and Houston are among the programs that extended offers before Hilliard selected Arizona.
Thomas back on the market
It's been a busy time on the recruiting trail for one-time Arizona safety commit Leo Thomas (San Antonio, Texas/Sam Houston).
The 6-foot-2, 170 pounder remains in contact with the Wildcats (Thomas de-committed following the firing of Stoops) but he's also hearing a lot from Colorado, Colorado State, North Texas and SMU.
All of those schools have offered, but one that hasn't is starting to pick up its interest.
"I've been talking with Texas, but it's just interest at this point," Thomas said. “I like coach (Duane) Akina, me and him are real cool with each other. He requested a transcript, so we'll see what happens."
Thomas doesn't have any visits set up right now, but Colorado and Colorado State are both trying to get him on campus for an official visit.
Thomas said he and four-star lineman Javonte Magee have talked about taking visits to the same schools.
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