Jeff Thomas put on a show at the Under Armour All-America Game on Sunday, setting the event record for receiving yards with 123 and becoming the first player in the game’s history with 2 touchdown catches. And he did it while making a couple spectacular plays along the way.
He might be doing that for Illinois this fall.
“Illinois is still my leader. I’ve talked with Lovie Smith a lot during the process but it’s kind of slowing down because of the dead period,” Thomas told Rivals‘ Woody Wommack after the game. “I’m hopefully going to take an official there later this month so we’ll see what happens.”
Thomas, from East St. Louis in Illinois, is the No. 49 player and No. 8 receiver in the Class of 2017, according to the 247Sports composite ratings. He holds 17 offers, including ones from Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State, Michigan and Oregon.
It’s not hard to see why.
5'9 slot WR Jeff Thomas is uncommitted. He is a superb athlete that can make it happen https://t.co/8mZ7Uzei0m
— the CFB Spot (@theCFBSpot) January 1, 2017
Thomas will visit Oregon, Tennessee and Miami and expects to make a decision on National Signing Day, he said on ESPN after the game Sunday.
Illinois’ 2017 class ranks 42nd nationally and 10th in the Big Ten.