Heritage inside linebacker Drake Thomas has almost 30 offers from Division I programs — and picked up another from a college football powerhouse this week.
Thomas, who's 6-1 and 225 pounds, tweeted Wednesday that he picked up an offer from defending national champion Alabama. Thomas is being recruited by Crimson Tide wide receivers coach Josh Gattis, a native of Durham who played college football at Wake Forest.
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Thomas, a three-star recruit in the Class of 2019, according to 247Sports, has been a starter on the Huskies’ varsity since his freshman year. Thomas 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.
The 15th best player in the state of North Carolina, according to 247Sports, Thomas has in-state offers from N.C. State, North Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest and East Carolina. Drake’s older brother, Thayer, is a walk-on wide receiver with the Wolfpack.