Thomas New 2015 Linebacker Offer (Updated 1:24 pm)

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2015 linebacker, Khaylan Thomas, tweeted out that Oklahoma has offered him:

Thomas hails from California and already has a number of offers including offers from UCLA, Arizona State, Oregon and Miami. After watching a little bit of his FILM all I can say is…why didn’t this offer happen sooner? He plays outside LB in high school but looks more than capable of playing ILB in OU’s scheme. He’s got a nice frame, great bend, and he closes he extremely fast.

We’ll get some additional thoughts from Ace on Thomas and see if we can get in touch with his and see what kind of interest he might have in Oklahoma.

UPDATE (1:24 pm): Wondering how much initial interest Thomas has in OU…how is this? He just tweeted out his updated top 5 and OU is in it:

 


  • soonerthunder

    He has an infectious smile, that’s for sure.

    • Super K

      LOL comment of the day right there!

    • hOUligan

      Smiling, alright, like an assassin just before he puts you down. Long way to go but getting nervous on the ILB needs. Like oline, there are so many opportunities there for the kid that sees it. Seems Thomas is set on going out of state as other top 4 are the AZ and OR schools.

  • Coach_AElliott

    There is just something about watching a kid play with such reckless abandon! Very impressive film.

    • Super K

      Agree. When he breaks down he can settle and then explode from that point into the ball carrier. Closes the gap quick.

      • Boom

        Don’t disagree but would love for Griffin out of FL to get an offer too. Really liked his film the first time and then when Boz flat out said he was an instinct baller, I was sold.

  • http://memasauthenticsalsa.com Sonny

    He lays the wood, but he better learn to wrap up. He is developing a bad habit of just hitting. He won’t be able to do this at the next level, but he is a beast and I would love to see him at OU.

  • Kody K.

    This kid is outrageously good. I could really see him making a name for himself at OU. He laid some concussions out there. Great at plugging the holes too.

  • Zack

    I say take him, Caban, jefferson, and deberry and let’s go.

    • Super K

      If only it were that easy lol

      • Zack

        Wishful thinking. Would be nice to land any combination of those guys.

        • Super K

          OU’s chances with Deberry aren’t too shabby. Chances of Jefferson is gonna depend on how Texas and TAMU do this year and where DeAndre ends up. Caban…can’t get a good read yet.

          • Scott

            Why low on DeBerry everything we’ve heard was we are in the running.

          • Zack

            Aren’t too shabby. I think ou is no lower than 2nd on deberrys list. I think ou is high on Jeffersons but they need to hope Shannon’s situation doesn’t effect him.

            As K knows I want Caban.

          • Jim

            Someone mentioned yesterday on another board that if A&M slips and OU makes the playoff, Jefferson is going to OU. This guy said that came from the Mesquite coaches.

        • bjwalker82

          I think we either get Jefferson or DeBerry, I’m just not sure which (leaning DeBerry)

      • Fear The Magic

        Come on Super K make it happen. We know you can do it!

  • rocketman

    Only one word to say….punishing!

  • Jared William Reininger

    I don’t think “he has the dog in him” fits this kid. He has the mean mistreated, beaten, abused, and starving pitbull inside him. lol. That kid was rocking people. I hope we land him cause he has a motor.

  • Brian

    Can you say “Next Striker?” Fun-loving personality off the field, mean, old junkyard dog on the field.

  • Zack

    He just tweeted out his top 5. And ou is in it. Kinda crazy if you ask me I bet that offer got his attention.
    Hey Gary add one more to the list of visitors at Tennessee.

    • Gary Robbins

      Just added Bobby Evans the committed tackle from Texas. Do you think this new lb offer will be here? Sure come on board quick but it didn’t take Samia (from California) very long to pull the trigger once OU got him on campus. He’s from Etiwanda, Ca. not sure what classification that is in California.
      Let me get this straight: OU has a decent shot at DeBerry, Caban, Wheeler, Peat, Jefferson and maybe Rhaylon Thomas. I haven’t heard much about Townsend, McGinnis, and Mckee lately though.
      I’m beginning to think OU will have to do some serious soul searching before long.

      • Zack

        Seems they still have a shot with McGinnis. And others are just waiting on a call.

      • Zack

        Not sure if he will be at the Tennessee game but I bet he wants to

      • Ed Cotter

        Etiwanda is in the top division with teams like Vista Murrietta (Bolton’s school) and Corona Centennial that makes it to the Division 1 or Open State Championship like almost every year with Concord DeLaSalle.

    • Fear The Magic

      I’d like to see Monty help Kish out on this one.

      • Zack

        I think Monty will help. He’s definitely the best recruiter on staff. All those hires seem to be working just need kish to pay off on the recruiting trail and gather some depth this year. I know Monty is helping on most recruits and I think American Express is mad at him for his frequent flyer miles.

  • Coach JK

    This kid is fluent, has great hips on change of direction and knows his fits. Still needs a little muscle mass but has all the tools to be a great LB!!!

  • Jim

    Because the comments don’t sort well on here, this reply is to Super K’s comment about chances with Jefferson. Someone mentioned yesterday on another board that if A&M slips and OU makes the playoff, Jefferson is going to OU. This guy said that came from the Mesquite coaches.

    • Zack

      Hope it’s that easy. Tamu is looking at a disappointing season if you ask me. I think 4 or 5 losses would be a good season for them.

      • Jim

        Me too, Zack. And I’m hoping that starts with an ass-whipping at the hands of South Carolina tomorrow night. I cannot stand the SEC, but I’ll be rootin’ my tooter off for USC-east tomorrow evening!

        • Zack

          The only ones who like the sec are the bottom feeders in the sec. I hope the sec run is truly over now and I hope we can win 2 out of the next 5

    • http://www.creditbrite.com Clint Lenard

      If true, he’s OU’s to lose. A&M will lose right off the bat. They will be lucky to end up above .500.

      • Jim

        Hey, so my quote in my response to Brian (above) came from the guy who says he got you banned from another board for threatening him. Looks like something from Soonerbait.com?

        • http://www.creditbrite.com Clint Lenard

          Sean Patrick Garrett, aka RCSooner? Dude makes up a lot of stories. I was never banned for anything. Dude is mentally ill. Not even joking, something is wrong with the guy.

    • Brian

      What board might I ask?

      • Jim

        LandThieves. The guy who posted it is relatively new to the board, so take it with a large grain of salt. Here’s the quote, “Here’s the skinny from the word going on around the campfire amongst the Mesquite coaches…Jefferson will go to OU only if A&M flops this season and OU wins the Big 12 and makes the first-ever CFP”

  • Big Higg

    Love seeing the immediate interest

  • Zack

    Just want to say once again how great this site is for anyone wanting ou news. Not sure about all pay sites but one in particular claims “inside info”…no secret now. But this news has been out there for 2+ hours on free sites. Yet they haven’t even made a post regarding the offer. Also if paying for inside info wouldn’t you want to know an offer was coming before it happened? I’m not paying for that site my free trial ends this week but this is why they won’t receive my subscription.
    The stuff you find here is often…always better and the regular posters do not troll and for the most part no one trolls here.
    And you don’t have to pay for the info that is on public radio broadcasts.

    • OU ON MY MIND

      I agree with you Zach, there’s absolutely no reason for anyone to troll, this is hands down the best Sooner-related website in my opinion. As you said, the information here is right on point if not better than pay sites.

      • John Garner

        Much better than paysites. At least here we get video. Not at OUInsider. It’s the SOS every day there.

        • Sooner Ray

          I’ve scanned the front pages of pay sites over the years and was never sucked in by their teasers because I was always able to figure out what they were trying to sell within a few hours. There are a lot of places to get better returns on my money.

          • Zack

            Exactly. I did the free til football returns on oui. I haven’t been impressed. JH is not a bad writer but they have the word “insider” in the name of their site and he doesn’t catch wind of many things it seems until after someone else (tfb) already has the info. I know there’s a poster from here that often asks questions and it was almost a week before they could confirm whether or not Mann was visiting. Btw I think he committed to ou before they confirmed whether or not he would be on campus.

    • EasTex

      It should be noted that Taco Tech does troll here(badly) on occasion.

      • Zack

        This is true. I don’t know how many more guys we are in on that they are in the top whatever too. So we may not hear much from them now.

        • EasTex

          Hard to say, but I bet the week before we go to Lubbock to watch the “flour frisbees” fly we will hear their bravado. I hope they are unbeaten when we go there.

  • Steven

    Immediate top 5? Oh man, maybe i’m a homer but I like our chances.

    Is that UofA Arizona or Alabama?

    • cpearc00

      Given the context of his other picks, I’d say Zona is the most likely. Though I haven’t even looked to see if they have offered.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDUvqXK4DEM DCinAZ

      It’s Arizona

  • leatherneck1061

    Off topic, but just had to share. The Bama/WVU game just got more interesting. Wondering now if Clint Tricket will end up being carried off the field before it’s over. Kristen Saban was your first kiss was she? Nice way to motivate the other team’s coach ;).

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/11416418/west-virginia-mountaineers-qb-clint-trickett-says-nick-saban-daughter-was-first-kiss

    • Kody K.

      Great little story. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ryan

    Have Jefferson and/or McNeil scheduled official visits to OU? It’s be great to get them at the Tennessee game or the UTerus game. Both may be blowout wins.

    • Zack

      I’m pretty sure McNeal has not and has said he might not because of proximity. But from what I’ve read ou is high on his list because we want him in the h-back role some want him on defense (not sure which schools though) and I believe K said McNeal has been quiet.

      • Gary Robbins

        I read somewhere that Mcneal was going to announce the day after Jefferson or the same day. It was around December 20th.

        • Zack

          That is what I’ve heard. It may have been in the Dallas paper also which they retweeted a link to it. I think we sit in a good spot with them.

          • Gary Robbins

            Yep. Just read the article. It sounds like the same day just after Jefferson. In a dream world would be nice to have them both.

          • Zack

            It would be awesome to get both. McNeal with flowers would be great for 3 years. I want to see what we would do with 2 h-back guys at the same time. I think it would be an extremely efficient offense.

          • Ed Cotter

            Zack, we had Rip and Fat Daddy for two years. And Rip and Flowers this season. Rip has done a great job the last couple of years, especially for being a former Walk on.

          • Zack

            I like rip but they don’t use him like an h-back. I’m not sure if he’s ever had a reception and maybe no carries as well, I would have to look it up.

          • Ed Cotter

            I may be wrong, but I think he did have a TD catch last year, late in the season.

          • Ed Cotter

            I hope they will use him a little more this season, but he is such a great blocker, it freed up Millard to get out and catch some balls.

          • Zack

            Now I have to check again…but he did have one catch for 3 yards. Only catch and/or carry of his career. I would like to see him get more involved.

          • EasTex

            That one catch was for a TD from Kendal Thompson.

          • FeedtheMonster

            Yeah, against Iowa State. The pass was thrown by Kendal Thompson. It was the one TD for both of them.

      • Super K

        McNeal has definitely told me that he’s very interested in OU but didn’t go into much detail. I think both McNeal and Jefferson will eventually make it to Norman for a game.

  • Gary Robbins

    A little concerned at linebacker for the present time. I was thinking the same thing about the 2014 and 2015 line before O. Brown become eligible a couple months back. But look where OU stands know.
    2015 commits so far with 2 spots open:
    Evans-left tackle
    Samia-right tackle
    Hearne-right guard
    Ford – left guard
    Flash back to 2014 commits:
    Kenyon Frison-left tackle-6-6/300
    Orlando Brown-right tackle 6-8/340
    Alex Dalton-center- 6-4/282
    Joseph Paul-left guard-6-4/335
    Jonathan Alvarez-right guard- 6-3/301
    Disclaimer: the weight, heights, and positions are certainly subject to change.
    The point that I’m trying to make is that it’s a long ways to February as some of the posters have reminded me. If OU gets a couple of l/b commits in the next 30 days or so what position will I be able to moan about?

    • Zack

      Punter? Lol

      Again nice list though. And I think once we get 2 linebackers on board then it should look good. So far we are still in top 5’s of a lot of linebackers probably at least 10.

      • j l

        nah, seibert also happened to be the #2 punter along with the nations #1 kicker =)

  • James D-Space

    Thomas appears to be excited about the offer. Lol
    That’s for sharing the info TFB.
    #BOOMER

  • Dude You Didn’t

    Great prospect.

  • JB

    Wow…shows some flashes of Ronnell Lewis with some of those hits.

    I covet 3 players in particular for this class: McKinley Whitfield, Keisean Lucier-Smith, and Khaylan Thomas. I sure wouldn’t mind adding Takkarist McKinley either.

    • Gary Robbins

      I like all 3 and especially McKinley out of Spiro, Ok. I’m still puzzled if and when OU will offer.

    • Coach JK

      Whitfield is a great athlete but he is raw, Coaches probably view him as a project and I heard grades may be a problem!

      • Zack

        I will have to say I agree he’s raw. But a redshirt and some playing time as a RS freshman will be all he needs to be prepared for 3 sensational years. Not sure where you heard about grades but his brother posts here occasionally and I believe he’s got a 3.7 if I remember correctly, his act may have been 18 but so was my first one and I graduated with honors.

        • paganpink

          Zack- when I went to OU you only GOT one ACT! LOL. How times have changed. You get to practice it and look at old tests and best of all- take it several times and then only use your best score! Amazeballs! Or something.

      • EasTex

        He’s already been offered by West Point and his brother came on here and told us what his GPA and SAT scores were, so grades are definitely not an issue.

        • Coach JK

          You are absolutely correct ETex, I checked on it today and he is in outstanding academic shape!!

  • KOKEVO

    He hurt like 8 players in that video I like that!

    • Ed Cotter

      I thought I was watching the movie “Waterboy” the way he was knocking guy down. Wow!

      • Super K

        Lol…comment of the day worthy.

        • Ed Cotter

          Super K, did you get my email about that Soph. kicker?

          • Super K

            Got it bud. Appreciate it! I’ll hit you back on that once I get a chance to look at him.

    • Super K

      And also comment of the day worthy lol!

    • Shifty

      I know right!…even the music was skipping lol

  • Dustin

    So he dropped Miami from his Top 5. So much for that CaneSport article published today.

  • leatherneck1061

    Off topic (again), but the truth comes out: The whole rescue story given by Shaw was a lie. Anyone’s guess how he really sustained these injuries. This story is just strange.

    http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/college-football/story/_/id/11420303/usc-trojans-josh-shaw-suspended-indefinitely-admitting-lie

  • pitbull17

    the first 10 seconds of that video show you all you need to see. That kid is a monster!