Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Texas receiver Thomas commits to KU on visit

Kansas University football recruiting.

Kansas University football recruiting.


In Lawrence Tuesday for an unofficial visit to Kansas University, Class of 2015 wide receiver Kevin Thomas, from DeSoto, Texas, couldn't resist ending his college recruitment — or tweeting out his decision.

"Proud to say that I have officially committed to Kansas University #RockChalkJhawks," Thomas wrote on Twitter, adding a picture of him flexing his arms while donning a Jayhawks jersey and helmet.

A 6-foot-2, 180-pound wideout, Thomas chose KU, despite offers from the likes of Wisconsin, Nebraska and Clemson, among others.

A three-star recruit according to, the high school senior told's Jon Kirby he spoke with Kansas coach Charlie Weis via Facetime Tuesday, because Weis was out at a charity event.

Before long, Weis had a tweet of his own: "It's a great day to be a Jayhawk! #itstime."

Thomas told Kirby he liked KU's offense, and that helped his decision.

"It was great when I saw they have a new scheme that is similar to the spread offense that we run at DeSoto," Thomas said. "That was one thing that really sold me.

Kansas now has 11 commitments in the Class of 2015 — four high school players and seven from the junior college ranks.


Mark Lindrud 8 years, 2 months ago

I am glad to see another high school kid coming, and will never complain about getting a wide receiver.

Dirk Medema 8 years, 2 months ago

He doesn't look like the quickest WR, but does seem to be a good possession receiver. Thomas is rated as a three-star prospect by 247 Sports that ranks him as the No. 98 wide receiver in the nation and No. 99 overall player in TX. As a junior, the 6-foot-3, 180-pounder caught 60 passes for 815 yards and six touchdowns and helped DeSoto reach the state semifinals. This also moves us to #49/7 ranking per Rivals - ahead of TTU, KSU, ISU, and currently the 3rd largest class, not that any recruits are going to want to come to a losing program like KU.

Jay Beakum 8 years, 2 months ago

He said the difference maker was the family feeling he got during the visit. That a lot of schools will tell you they are family but really don’t feel like it. The Kansas coaches and team did feel like family to him.

We get a whole lot of recruits with that.

Welcome, Kevin! #jayhawkfam

Mark Lindrud 8 years, 2 months ago

We need to win this year, and show recruits with a little more talent we can be a consistent winner. This season has a lot riding on it. Otherwise we maybe coach hunting again.

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