Trevor Groves

Former top 50 recruit, Elijah Thomas, will transfer to Clemson

Clemson picked up former four-star recruit Elijah Thomas on Wednesday, as he opted to transfer for the Tigers over a host of high major schools.

Elijah Thomas, a former top 50 prospect, will transfer to Clemson, he told Scout on Wednesday.

Thomas, who opted to transfer out of Texas A&M in mid-December, picked Clemson over Arizona State, Nebraska, Gonzaga and San Diego. Thomas visited Clemson the weekend of December 19th.

Why did he pick Brad Brownell's program?

"The opportunity at hand to fulfill a chance to become apart of a program thats has a legacy of great players in  a great conference," Thomas told Scout. "I'm excited to put in the work to help our team become a top tier team."

In eight games of action this season for Texas A&M, Thomas, a 6-foot-9, 250-pound center prospect, averaged 3.8 points and 2.5 rebounds a game. Thomas was riddled with injuries during the preseason.

Thomas, of Lancaster (Tex.) High, was regarded as the No. 13 center and No. 50 overall recruit in the 2016 recruiting class. 

 

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