Kansas Jayhawks
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Mark Thomas

Position Wide Receiver
Height 6'0"
Weight 208 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Brooklyn, N.Y.
High School Thomas Jefferson HS
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2013 (Fr.): Redshirted his first year at Kansas.

2011-12 (Fr.-So. at Nassau CC): Ranked as the No. 75 prospect in New York by ESPN… Selected Second Team All-Northeast Football Conference… Recorded 26 catches for 285 yards and seven touchdowns… Ranked eighth in the NFC in receiving yards… Helped Nassau finish the 2012 season at 9-2, including 5-1 in the conference… Collected 32 receptions for 460 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman… Coached at NCC by Curtis Guilliam… Teammate of current Jayhawk offensive lineman Aslam Sterling at Nassau CC in 2011.

High School: Played in the Empire Challenge All-Star game following his senior year of high school… Played halfback, wide receiver, cornerback and returned kicks and punts at Jefferson High School under head coach Keith Merriman… Recorded 55 catches for 1,352 yards and 20 touchdowns along with 776 yards on 62 carries during high school career… Helped Jefferson to Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) Bowl division title with a 10-1 record in 2009 and a 7-3 record in 2010… Also lettered in baseball and track.

Personal: Chose Kansas over offers from Connecticut, Marshall and Syracuse… Son of Dierda Best… Undecided on a major.