Kent (Washington) Kentridge tight end Dorian Thomas hit the road over the weekend to make an official visit to Arizona.
The Oregon Commission claimed for a time that he was loyal to the Beavers, but wanted to at least visit a school outside of Oregon.
So Arizona brought him to campus last weekend.
“My visit to Arizona went well,” Thomas said. “I really liked the atmosphere and the family environment.”
Thomas said that the coaches treated him and his family well, and this did not go unnoticed.
“The only thing that struck me was the way they treated me and my family,” Thomas said. “I was also very surprised by the resources that will be available to us as players.”
Thomas said the Arizona coaches also impressed him all weekend.
“It was cool that every coach took the time to meet with me and get to know me better,” Thomas said. I had meetings in the office with Coach (Jedd) Fish and Coach (Jordan) Paopao,” Thomas said. could be improved.”
He was a big fan of both of them.
“I love Coach Paopao and I enjoyed meeting Coach Fish,” Thomas said. “Coach Fish even invited us to his house for dinner and a pool party. All the coaches’ families were there too. They really care about their players and they had fun with us too. night.”
During the visit, Thomas was hosted by a freshman and spent most of the trip with other visitors.
“My master was Kiyan BurnettThomas said. All recruits were together throughout the visit.
Having been in Tucson on a visit, he liked what he saw there.
“Tucson was tough,” Thomas said. “It was warm, but not too hot. There was a pleasant breeze. We even witnessed the passage of a storm. The city was very hospitable.”
Next up for Thomas is a visit to Corvallis to check out the state of Oregon.
“My next official visit will be this weekend in Oregon,” Thomas said. “I’m excited to see how it will be.”
As for when he makes the final decision to stay with the Beavers or possibly move to Arizona, that’s up in the air.
“I don’t have a timeline,” Thomas said. “I want to make the best decision for myself and my family.”
Thomas has three stars in the industry’s 247Sports Composite Rankings, while 247Sports ranks him much higher than the industry, ranking him as the 24th tight end in the nation and 10th prospect in Washington state in 2023.