My school: Van High School (Van, Texas)
Position: Running back
This week: The Vandals take a 1-0 record into Friday’s game against Spring Hill. Last week, Thomas ran for 161 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-14 win against Palestine.
Rankings: Rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com.
Highlight play: “In our first game I had a 50-yard touchdown run. I just beat them to the outside. A guy tried to tackle me from behind, but I just ran him off.”
Other sports: Basketball and track.
The college life
Projected position at NU: Running back
First contact with the Huskers: “Coach Reggie Davis gave me a call this spring and we talked. That’s the first time I ever really heard from Nebraska, and the first time we talked they offered me.”
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My final schools: Kansas, Texas State and Colorado State.
Date committed: May 30
The moment I knew I wanted to be a Husker …: “The fact that they’re Nebraska, and I feel like they’re a good running back school. They send running backs to the league (NFL), and I feel if I go there I have a good chance to be a good college running back.”
If I wrote my recruiting profile
Wt: 190 pounds
My Hudl highlights (19,000 views): “I wanted to show my burst and my acceleration and my ability to break tackles and run through people. I picked out most of the plays. The first play, the (80-yard) kick return for a touchdown, is probably my favorite.”
Friday Night Lights: “Van (population 2,600), it’s a football community, pretty much. Everyone is standing behind us and we get a good amount of support from the people. There is just one high school.”
— Brent C. Wagner