March 23, 2012
CMU making a push for Thomas
South Bend (Ind.) Clay wide receiver Wesley Thomas picked up his first offer from Central Michigan in early January and another offer from Illinois shortly thereafter. He is also drawing interest from schools in the Big Ten, Big 12, MAC and SEC, along with Notre Dame. The two schools that Thomas said might be close to offering are Ball State and Indiana.
The 6-foot-0, 185-pound Thomas runs a 4.53 40-yard dash. He was in Mount Pleasant in early February for one of CMU's Junior Days. He has also visited Ball State, Illinois and Ohio State.
"I went there for a junior day. I enjoyed it a lot. I got a chance to have a good conversation with the head coach."
Thomas said he is going to be making visiting several schools during their spring practice sessions. He added that the two schools he definitely planned on visiting were Central Michigan and Indiana.
The South Bend native said that he has a lot of regular interaction with the Chippewa coaching staff and probably hears from them more than anybody else. He added that only hears from Illinois once every few weeks.
The Clay wide receiver does not have a leader at this point, or even a top five, but the reasons that he says he likes the Chippewas are many of the same reasons that Enos and his staff have been able to recruit so well over the past two seasons.
"I like that Central Michigan has a good academic program. I also really like their facilities and the coaches."
Thomas is looking for a program where he can fit in well with the offense. He says he like the spread offense, but it would be fine to play in more of traditional system. The teams with spread offense that are recruiting him have not told him whether they would want him to play outside receiver or in the slot.
Most recruits are split on whether or not they want to commit before their senior season. Thomas says that if possible, he would like to commit sometime before his senior year. He is looking toward a big season next fall and knows what he wants for both his team and himself.
I'm going to work hard, so I can get better at route running and blocking. As a team, I just want to try to make it to state."
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