Position: Running Back
Hometown: Topeka, KS
247 Sports Composite Rating: .8789
Power 5 Scholarship Offers: Iowa, Kansas, and Kansas State
Spring Enrollee: Yes
As a high school senior, Thomas rushed for 3,009 yards and 35 touchdowns en route to a state semifinal finish. He was named the Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year and finished his high school career ranked second all-time in Kansas history with 7,703 career rushing yards. As far as his style of play, I’ve heard at least one person compare him to Shannon Brooks. He possesses good vision and balance, but what sets him apart as a runner is his lower body strength. Because of his compact build, defenders seem to underestimate his strength and shiftiness, making it a challenge for them to bring him down. I wouldn’t say he has elite speed, but I think he has the necessary skill set to compensate for that.