HOUSTON - If you would have told D'Asia Thomas four years ago that in a single week she would receive offers to play college basketball at SMU, North Texas, Wichita State and Oklahoma State University - she wouldn't have believed you.
Well, that was the week the 2023 Houston Christian basketball star just had.
"I was excited to receive all of them because not everyone gets to receive an offer so I'm very blessed to be receiving offers," Thomas said.
Her offer total has reached nine now adding to the list that already had Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Ohio State, Southern Miss, and Tulsa - which she has already visited - on it.
"Very busy," Thomas said of her recruiting process. "But I can honestly say that I really enjoy getting to talk to all the coaches."
This summer as she prepares for her junior season at Houston Christian, Thomas is working on her speed and agility "so I am able to stay on the court for a long time".
Let's learn a little more about the Houston Christian star in The 411.
VYPE: What hobbies do you have outside basketball?
Thomas: I love to fish with my family.
VYPE: Favorite hype song?Thomas: My favorite hype song is the Bigger Picture by Lil Baby.
VYPE: TikTok, Snapchat or Instagram? Which one do you spend the most time on?
Thomas: I like all three but I prefer TikTok it just keeps me entertained.
VYPE: Space Jam or Space Jam: A new legacy?
Thomas: I'm gonna go with Space Jam because the original is always the best in my opinion.
VYPE: Who inspires you to play basketball?
Thomas: My family inspires but mostly my Dad. He is very supportive, but both of my parents are.
HOUSTON - Louisiana Tech just got a big, literally big, addition to their 2022 recruiting class on Friday as Ridge Point offensive lineman Calvin Harvey announced his commitment to the Bulldogs via VYPE Media.
"Really just the family atmosphere that Coach (Skip) Holtz provides to all his players," Harvey said. "A big part was also from an education standpoint with the business that I want to study. Also, the location was a big part, being out there in Ruston out in the country allows me to pursue what career I want in my future."
Harvey is 6-foot-8, 330 pounds, and a three-star prospect according to 247 Sports.
What is crazy is prior to his freshman year, Harvey never really played organized football except for some Little League ball. Harvey didn't like the contact at a young age and went with basketball.
But then football became his calling.
In the spring, following his junior season, Harvey's recruitment picked up including offers from the University of Houston, North Texas, SMU and Lousiana Tech. He would eventually pick up nine total offers.
"It's been an eye-opening and hard process at the same time," Harvey said. "I really just had to invest time in studying each school and Lousiana Tech came up on top."
Harvey got the Lousiana Tech offer right after the Atascocita playoff game this past year and since then, the incoming Ridge Point senior said the coaches just stayed on him.
"They would call me every day, talk to me every night and that just set a path in my mind of where I know I'd be loved," Harvey said.