Thomas Has a Confidence That Is Not Arrogant
Though only in high school, Thomas meets with MLB scouts regularly and receives valuable advice on training and nutrition from them; also they help him prepare for off-speed pitches by teaching off-speed pitches techniques.
He’s committed to playing baseball for the Razorbacks and is on track to receiving five stars status. National scouting organizations have recognized his abilities in terms of batting, fielding and running games.
Early Life and Education
Thomas has found great comfort in his mother’s love and support as she has helped keep him grounded through his life journey, away from drugs, gangs, and violence. Thomas credits her as being his lifeline to remain focused and grounded throughout it all.
He loves giving back to his community, particularly showing up every week to help the children who need him most. He aims to set an example by showing them how to dress, greet and respect men he encounters.
Thomas’ decision to join Grambling State marked a hugely significant moment for both himself and his hometown of Grambling, Louisiana. Grambling State is known for drawing star athletes such as Thomas. Additionally, he enjoys a close relationship with Deion Sanders (an HBCU icon), who helped prepare him for next level competition.
Thomas has an air of confidence about him that is neither off-putting or arrogant; rather, it emanates from genuine faith in himself that helps him meet any challenge that comes his way.
He has long been one of the top players in Arkansas, as evidenced by his selection to Perfect Game All-American Selections and impressive batting average at Camden Fairview High School.
He plays for a travel team called Arkansas Sticks that gives him access to some of the top talent in the country and finds this competitive environment helpful in honing his game.
Thomas remains active in his community despite the demands of his sport, teaching young children how to dress appropriately and shake someone’s hand properly.
Achievement and Honors
Thomas has led the Cardinals with an outstanding year on both ends of the field this season, leading the team in passing with an 89.1% completion rate and 2,247 yards through 115 passes while also contributing on the ground by rushing for 479 yards and five touchdowns on just 58 carries – one of three players in Pennsylvania to achieve multiple 100-yard rushing games this year – joining Vilonia’s Austin Myers and Pulaski Academy’s Charlie Fiser as one of three.
He’s also an outstanding baseball player, earning All-Conference honors with Camden Fairview last season and leading 3N2 Sticks Baseball 17U Brewster to a national tournament appearance at Emerson this summer. After graduating high school in 2023 he plans on signing with Arkansas’ baseball program.
Thomas remains humble despite his success and achievements, and credits his family with helping to keep him on the right path.
Thomas exudes confidence on the field but remains humble off it. He credits his family with keeping him grounded. If not in the batting cage or football field, Thomas can often be found working out at a gym to develop strength and conditioning.
Thomas stands out at Camden Fairview as an outstanding senior. Although their team has struggled this year, Thomas remains one of the main draws for crowds to attend game after game – leading both their batting average and home run production, as well as excelling defensively by making double plays and throwing out runners from bases.
He’s been committed to Arkansas since before his sophomore season began, and on Saturday visited its baseball facilities and met some of its coaches.
Thomas has an exuding confidence as a player that speaks volumes; not in an arrogant fashion but with a firm belief in himself as he overcomes all obstacles in the game. His grasp of it all makes him an appealing recruit for college coaches.
He boasts remarkable stats as both a first baseman and designated hitter, including franchise records for home runs, RBI, total bases, doubles and walks. In addition, he was named three times All-Star.
Thomas recently signed with Grambling State University, an historically black institution, over University of Arkansas and Memphis University. With hard work and focus, Thomas hopes to make an impactful statement within HBCU leagues in future seasons.