During August Thomas had narrowed his list to Kent State, IUPUI, UC-Davis, and Florida Atlantic, but in the end it was Kent State that won out according to Southport assistant coach Chris Hawkins.
"The family atmosphere with the coaching staff was big," said Hawkins of Thomas' decision. "They have a young coaching staff with some former players who played there and they can relate to Kellon and things like that. Also his parents were blown away, especially with Coach (Rob) Senderoff. The family atmosphere was a big selling point, and also the players really hit it off with Kellon. All in and all it was the family atmosphere."
On the visit Kent State told Thomas where he fits in with their program, and that made a big impression as well.
"Their point guard right now is an all-league defender and Coach Senderoff said he knows Kellon can score, but he thinks defensively Kellon can come in and fill that role and also be a scorer," said Hawkins. "With him graduating, Kellon can step in and do that, and also Kellon can play off the ball as well. I think it is a real good program and a good fit with the way they run ball screens."
By committing Thomas is now the second commitment for the Flashes in the 2012 class joining power forward Chris Ortiz.