April 25, 2007

Florida back has major offers

Several of the nation's top programs have now offered Frostproof (Fla.) running back Carlton Thomas, including one of the nation's top recruiting programs during the past five years.

The 5-foot-8, 175-pounder recently picked up offers from Southern California, Iowa, Rutgers, Central Florida, South Florida and Florida International. Those were in addition to previous offers from Notre Dame, Auburn, Arkansas and West Virginia, among others.

The offer from the Trojans was both surprising and flattering for Thomas.

"I was pretty amazed," Thomas said. "I didn't think that my film had made it out there that far. They contacted me and I spoke with (USC recruiter) Pat Ruel and he told me they liked it."

The Trojans coaching staff also made their one allotted phone call for the contact period to Thomas on Wednesday.

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