Recruiting Chatter: Bernard Thomas

Will Blue Springs cornerback recruit Bernard Thomas join his teammate Darrian Miller at Kanas? Time will tell.

Yesterday we talked with Darrian Miller, today we catch up with his teammate Bernard Thomas.  It's believed the two go hand in hand as it's been well documented that both would like to play together at the next level.  At the moment that would appear to put Kansas well in front, but it's important to keep things in perspective.

When push comes to shove, to each his own.  Just because Darrian is on board doesn't mean Kansas can rest easy on Bernard Thomas.  In all reality until the ink is dry in February Kansas will have to work hard to gain and keep both of these players in the fold.  Last night I had a chance to speak with Bernard about his thinking process, where he stands with Kansas and what Miller's commitment means if anything in terms of his recruitment.

Denver

Bernard, thanks for giving us some time tonight, obviously the question on many Jayhawk minds is...anything new on the recruiting front for you?

Bernard

"Should be getting two more offers pretty soon here from Tulsa and Illinois, and I also got invited to play in an all American game"

Denver

So with Darrian committing to Kansas does that change your plan at all or are you still planning on waiting things out for a while and seeing what comes your way?

Bernard

"Man I've been back and forth so much I really don't know right now. Honestly one day I could decide to just commit."

Denver

Do you still feel like you want to play with him at the next level?

Bernard

"Yeah for sure I'm just back and forth on whether I should commit now or see what else comes up."

Denver

I see, well I certainly understand wanting to look at your options and making sure you make the right decision, but let me ask you, if you are pretty certain you want to play with Darrian, and Darrian is going to be at Kansas. What's holding you back?

Don't get me wrong I agree with being certain and exploring your options, I'm just trying to get an idea where your coming from.

Bernard

"Well honestly my mom hasn't visited Kansas, seen the facilities or met the coaches so all that comes into play with my decision.  Also, I'm not going to commit or decommit just because Darrian does. I'm not that kind of person, it's my own decision."

Denver

Well that's good, I think it's important that you are both comfortable with your decision separately and obviously you want to cover your bases and make a decision when you're comfortable.  I'm sure the staff feels the same way.

Bernard

"Yeah and don't get me wrong I love KU. I talked with coach Mitchell and he said it's no pressure don't rush into things. make the decision when you think it's the right time."

Denver

Well that's good to hear. So who do you have offers from to date?

Bernard

"Arkansas and Kansas with Tulsa and Illinois on the way."

Denver

If you had to say a top school would you have one?

Bernard

"No not right now, but Kansas is up there."

Denver

And at this point, timeline wise it could be tomorrow or it could be then end of the season before you decide?"

Bernard

"Yes sir."

Denver

Fair enough.  Well thank for your time again and as always keep us posted on things. 

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