"The Vanderbilt coaches have been talking with (Many High School) Coach Jess (Curtis)," Thomas said.
"The coaches were waiting to meet me at the door when we arrived. I got to meet the entire staff. Coach (Herb) Hand is the offensive line coach."
Thomas talked more about today's events.
"We took a tour of campus for most of the day," he said. "Vanderbilt is definitely an academically focused school, which Coach Franklin said makes it a perfect fit for me.
"We met in Coach Franklin's office. He was really impressed with my GPA. He said it's a perfect fit for me to be able to play in the SEC and get an Ivy League education."
Thomas gave the Commodores a thumbs-up for the "academic side of things," as well as some new construction that's taking place on campus.
He camped with Alabama last week.
"Coach Saban called me off to the side and told me he was really impressed," Thomas said.