Heritage High School’s Drake Thomas, one of the best linebacker prospects in the nation, announced his top eight schools Monday evening on Twitter.
Thomas, a class of 2019, three-star recruit from Heritage, listed N.C. State, Alabama, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Ole Miss, West Virginia, Charlotte and Tennessee as he top choices. His older brother, Thayer, is a redshirt freshman wide receiver at N.C. State.
The 6-1, 225 pound junior is the No. 22 player in North Carolina and the No 19 ranked inside linebacker in the country, according to 247Sports.
Thomas has been a starter on the Huskies’ varsity since his freshman year. He had 112 tackles last season for Heritage and has racked up 270 stops in three seasons. As a part-time running back, Thomas rushed for 287 yards and three scores as a junior, leading the Huskies to a 12-2 record and the third round of the NCHSAA playoffs.