High school football: Wagoner cornerback Kerwin Thomas working hard, waiting on first offer

SUPER 30 — Kerwin Thomas learned to be patient after watching the recruitment of teammate Kevin Peterson last year. He's been working to add weight in the offseason.
by Ryan Aber Modified: June 30, 2012 at 4:44 pm •  Published: June 30, 2012

In addition to adding the extra weight before the season, Thomas is looking at other improvements, mostly mentally.

“I'd like to play with a little more swagger this year,” Thomas said. “Knowing that I have to be a leader this year and everything that comes with it, I want to play how I know I can play and be completely confident in myself.”

Thomas also hopes for a healthy season after a couple of setbacks relating to a shoulder injury he suffered as a sophomore.

Against Catoosa that year, he tore the ligament that connects his sternum and clavicle.

He tweaked the injury in the state championship game and then again during the spring.

In late June, he finished physical therapy as he heals from the injury.

“I feel really good now,” Thomas said. “I'm ready to go.”

Arkansas State, Tulsa and Kansas are among the teams who could be close to extending an offer to Thomas.

He's been to camps at all three schools and has another visit scheduled to Iowa State later this month.

by Ryan Aber
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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The Oklahoman's Super 30

Every day through July 22, The Oklahoman's high school sports staff will bring you a feature story on one of the state's top football prospects, counting down from No. 30 to No. 1 on our Super 30 recruiting rankings.

Here are the players we've written about so far:

No. 30: Trevan Smith, Edmond Santa Fe

No. 29: Chris Hall, Tulsa Union

No. 28: Caleb Holland, Carl Albert

No. 27: Cory Irwins, Mustang

No. 26: Diquon Woodhouse, Altus

No. 25: James Caligone, Tulsa Washington

No. 24: Jordan Evans, Norman North

No. 23: Cameron Wrenn, Broken Arrow

No. 22: Kerwin Thomas

School: Wagoner

Height: 5-10

Weight: 152

Position: Cornerback

Recruited by: Arkansas State, Oklahoma State and Tulsa among others.

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