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
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Watching the way the recruitment of his teammate and close friend Kevin Peterson went last year taught Wagoner cornerback Kerwin Thomas plenty of lessons.

The biggest? Patience.

“You've got to be patient and just work,” Thomas said. “You can't control what's out of your hands so I just go out and do what I know how to do and everything else will work out.”

Thomas, who comes in at No. 22 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 list of football recruits, is still waiting on his first offer.

This summer, Thomas has gone to work hard on his primary deficit — his size.

“I ran a 4.4 at Arkansas State and they just said I was a little light,” Thomas said. “It's not my height (5-10), it's getting some more weight.”

Going into the summer, Thomas said he weighed 146. He's now at 152 and has his eye on about 170 before the season starts. He's adding the weight with a combination of diet, protein shakes and weightlifting.

“It's tough at times,” he said. “But by coaches keep pushing me.”

As a junior on Wagoner's Class 4A state title team, Thomas had 42 tackles and a team-high five interceptions, scoring one touchdown on defense.

He also saw time on offense, mostly as a backup to the electric Peterson. This year, Thomas figures to play a bigger role in Wagoner's offense and could even wind up playing quarterback for the Bulldogs.


by Ryan Aber
Reporter
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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