• Updates on two WR targets -- Thomas and Pouncey

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    Miami's elusive search for wide receivers in the 2017 class has been a roller coaster ride. After Mike Harley solidified his commitment to West Virginia last week (to which surprised the Miami staff, who had anticipated a flip), Ron Dugans and company have been identifying their final targets for the stretch run, once the dead period ends on January 11th.

    One name to start looking at as a serious target is WR Jeff Thomas from East St. Louis, who stole the show with an electrifying performance at the Under Armour All-American game today. Thomas and Miami have been in contact for "a while", according to a source, and this is not something that Dugans has just started to track. However, the news here is that when I asked Miami about Thomas two weeks ago, they were skeptical about his grades. When I asked again today, Miami was more confident about his ability to qualify and thus, a visit has been set for January 20th to Miami. The only other visit that he has set right now is to Louisville on the 13th. Hometown Illinois is a major factor here too.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Updates on two WR targets -- Thomas and Pouncey started by Peter Ariz View original post
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    1. brock's Avatar
      brock -
      VIDEO: Top100 WR Thomas Talks Miami

      Don't want to get anyone hopes but... in this video he said I mean they got the freshman, what's his name he asked the itu reporter, ivins then said ahmmon richards and Thomas said yeah hopefully I can be on the other side of him
    1. CaneClassic's Avatar
      CaneClassic -
      Jeff Thomas, I'm all in.
    1. armstead98's Avatar
      armstead98 -
      Good stuff Pete, hopefully we can get at least 1 of those 2. I'm sure some more names will emerge over the next month+ as well.
    1. mbuendia's Avatar
      mbuendia -
      Pete...better prospect Thomas or Harley?

      Also who would u compare Pouncey to?
    1. Peter Ariz's Avatar
      Peter Ariz -
      I also know that playing early is massive for Thomas.
    1. jawbreaker70's Avatar
      jawbreaker70 -
      Great post but would you believe Tennessee Vols just offered smh these people offer all our recruits. Lol
    1. brock's Avatar
      brock -
      mbuendia said: View Post
      Pete...better prospect Thomas or Harley?

      Also who would u compare Pouncey to?
      Thomas and it's not close at all. He was one of bamas top target at receiver in the summer
    1. Peter Ariz's Avatar
      Peter Ariz -
      mbuendia said: View Post
      Pete...better prospect Thomas or Harley?

      Also who would u compare Pouncey to?
      I honestly haven't seen enough of either one live to be able to give you a full breakdown. But from seeing Harley a ton live, Thomas looks like he might be able to add more weight than Harley and he has more wiggle than him as well. Not sure on straight line speed
    1. armstead98's Avatar
      armstead98 -
      Peter Ariz said: View Post
      I also know that playing early is massive for Thomas.
      Well, hopefully Kaaya announces he's coming back and then we can pitch him the opportunity to be next year's AR15.
    1. BigCaneAl's Avatar
      BigCaneAl -
      brock said: View Post
      VIDEO: Top100 WR Thomas Talks Miami

      Don't want to get anyone hopes but... in this video he said I mean they got the freshman, what's his name he asked the itu reporter, ivins then said ahmmon richards and Thomas said yeah hopefully I can be on the other side of him
      Nice video, caught that comment too... sounds pretty good. Let's get him here and hope it works out
    1. ghost2's Avatar
      ghost2 -
      Pete I asked in the other thread but have the coaches been in contact with Thomas throughout the process or did they back off and now have to restart things?
    1. CaneClassic's Avatar
      CaneClassic -
      brock said: View Post
      VIDEO: Top100 WR Thomas Talks Miami

      Don't want to get anyone hopes but... in this video he said I mean they got the freshman, what's his name he asked the itu reporter, ivins then said ahmmon richards and Thomas said yeah hopefully I can be on the other side of him
      Noticed that, as well. Finally a true talent that recognizes the doors opened by playing opposite AR (i.e. AR proves freshmen eat @ The U and he makes teams game plan for him).

      Come be that dude, Jeffrey.
    1. Paranos's Avatar
      Paranos -
      brock said: View Post
      VIDEO: Top100 WR Thomas Talks Miami

      Don't want to get anyone hopes but... in this video he said I mean they got the freshman, what's his name he asked the itu reporter, ivins then said ahmmon richards and Thomas said yeah hopefully I can be on the other side of him

      fIfy
    1. caneallday21's Avatar
      caneallday21 -
      mbuendia said: View Post
      Pete...better prospect Thomas or Harley?

      Also who would u compare Pouncey to?
      Thomas instantly looks like hr can contribute day 1 and make dbs looks stupid Harley cant
    1. Peter Ariz's Avatar
      Peter Ariz -
      ghost2 said: View Post
      Pete I asked in the other thread but have the coaches been in contact with Thomas throughout the process or did they back off and now have to restart things?


      They've been in contact the whole time from my understanding. But things are about to really heat up as they don't feel they're wasting their time on somebody who wouldn't be able to qualify.
    1. brock's Avatar
      brock -
      His parents is coming down with him too
    1. caneallday21's Avatar
      caneallday21 -
      I also hope Richt uses the Isiah McKenzie comparison as another positive
    1. Bweezy25's Avatar
      Bweezy25 -
      caneallday21 said: View Post
      I also hope Richt uses the Isiah McKenzie comparison as another positive
      Please do that
    1. KATKER's Avatar
      KATKER -
      Jeff Thomas is better than anyone we missed except Jeudy. You get him, I don't want to hear about elite receivers anymore.

      All in.
    1. DomWorld_Peace's Avatar
      DomWorld_Peace -
      Seems like a good dude. Not a diva by any means like those south fla kids.