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‘Riding with Recruits’: An on-the-road Q&A with NC State linebacker commit Drake Thomas

Riding with Recruits: Drake Thomas

Drake Thomas, Heritage High School linebacker and NC State commit, takes a ride with News and Observer reporter Jonas Pope IV and answers questions about the Wolfpack, his famous name and how close he was to committing to UNC.
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Drake Thomas, Heritage High School linebacker and NC State commit, takes a ride with News and Observer reporter Jonas Pope IV and answers questions about the Wolfpack, his famous name and how close he was to committing to UNC.

Heritage High School senior Drake Thomas is a three-star linebacker who has already committed to NC State.

While he is known around school for his football skills, what many outsiders don’t know is Thomas is an honor student, who was All-Conference in varsity baseball as a sophomore. A guy who wears his locks long under his helmet, and takes his little brother, Lex, on recruiting visits with him.

The tackling machine took a ride with Jonas Pope IV and talked about his name he shares with the most famous rapper in the world, a house divided and how close he was to committing to a rival school.

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