It's the status quo for one of the best athletes in the 2018 class. Xavier Thomas continues to name South Carolina and Clemson as his two leaders. According to Scout's No. 2 defensive end, he wants to return home and play in his home state of South Carolina. Although Thomas is confident he has narrowed down his lit of suitors to just two, he will be visiting several schools along with his IMG Academy teammates this spring.
Despite the Tigers and the Gamecocks holding the edge, there is a SEC school that continues to lurk, "only other school that I would consider outside of South Carolina, if that doesn't happen, which most likely will, is Alabama," said Thomas.
Thomas discusses South Carolina, Clemson and Alabama in the video above.