Colorado football coaches received their fifth oral commitment for the 2012 recruiting cycle from wide receiver Jeffrey Thomas of Duncanville, Texas.

Thomas, who has not visited the CU campus, chose the Buffs because of his relationship with coach Bobby Kennedy, which began when Kennedy was still coaching at the University of Texas and because coming to Colorado gives Thomas an opportunity to play in the Pac-12 Conference.

Thomas spent much of his childhood in California and is a big fan of the West Coast league. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound prospect is rated with three stars by and

He also holds scholarship offers from Iowa State, Memphis, Boise State, Tulsa and Wyoming, among others.

Thomas is the first wide receiver to commit to CU for the 2012 class and the second player from the Lone Star state to choose the Buffs.

Polumbus hosting camp

Former Colorado offensive lineman Tyler Polumbus will host a free football camp for developmentally disabled kids and adults ages 10 and up on July 7 from 2-5 p.m., at East Boulder Community Center.

Polumbus, who is now a member of the Seattle Seahawks after several years with the Denver Broncos, operates the camp through his foundation, Tyler's Kids Outreach.


Polumbus said the camp focuses on fun and easy football drills and games and participants will be coached by NFL players.

"It is special to be able to give back to this community that I spent 5 years of my life in," Polumbus said. "The developmentally disabled are close to my family and this camp is an opportunity for these kids to interact with professional football players. Watching their reaction does as much for me as it does for them."

Visit for registration and more information. Registration ends June 30 and space is limited.