In High School:
- Enrolled at NC State for the 2014 spring semester.
- Played center, OT and DT and was team captain for coach Joe Evans.
- Team posted an 8-5 record during senior season and advanced to the second round of the NC 4AA state playoffs.
- Honors: All-Mecklenburg County by the Charlotte Observer and a three-time all-conference performer.
- Played his junior season at left tackle, earning all-conference honors.
- Junior Stats: 56 tackles, 3.5 sacks as a junior.
- Rankings: No. 7 center nationally by scout.com. No. 46 offensive guard nationally by ESPN.com.
- Personal: Moved from Boston prior to his sophomore year. Also has played competitive tennis since the age of two, and was the No. 1 player for Independence. Father, Carl Thomas, is in his 33rd year as head wrestling coach at Boston University.