It has become pretty apparent that the state of Texas is absolutely loaded with defensive backs in the class of 2014. Though others have gotten more attention to this point, Jordan Thomas of Klein Collins belongs in that discussion as well.
Jordan Thomas has been excelling at wide receiver this year and could see offers for that position as well.
The nation’s No. 182 overall prospect already has one offer and is drawing interest from plenty of other programs as well.
“I have the offer from Utah right now,” the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Thomas said. “Other than that at the moment, I think that’s just about it. I’m not sure of any others.”
The Houston-area defender hopes to hit games at a couple of campuses this fall.
“I’ve been getting a bunch of mail but I haven’t had the chance to call the coaches back just yet,” he said. “I have invites to go to a bunch of games. They always send me those. I’m hoping to go to the Stanford-Oregon game at Oregon. My cousin Donte Moore plays at Rice so I might go to one of his games too.”
Adding a wrinkle to Thomas’ recruitment is the fact that he has been lining up at wide receiver this season. After having a tremendous performance at the state 7-on-7 tournament on offense he is off to a hot start this year. In a locally-televised game this past week against Westfield he caught nine passes for 147 yards and a touchdown. While schools will likely recruit him on that side of the ball, he has a preference as to where he would prefer to play in college.
“I’ve been playing mostly receiver so I’m not sure what’s going to happen with that,” he said. “All my looks so far have been at DB but, as the year progresses, I imagine I’ll get looks as a wide receiver.
“I want to play defense though. It doesn’t matter to me whether it’s at corner or safety – as long as I’m on defense.”
Thomas took in some camps over the summer and received some positive feedback from each school.
“I went to camps at LSU, UT and Stanford,” he said. “They all seemed to like me. I would [offers] will come eventually.”
Thomas was a first-team all-district selection at defensive back as a sophomore. In three games as a junior he has 16 receptions for 251 yards and two scores.