First-team all-state by The Associated Press following his senior season at Blazer HS in Ashland, Ky. ... Rushed for 2,533 yards on just 244 carries, a 10.4-yard average, and 39 touchdowns ... Had three games that featured more than 300 rushing yards ... Caught 15 passes for 176 yards and four touchdowns ... Had a kickoff return for a touchdown ... Second-team all-state by the Louisville Courier-Journal and named to the Lexington Herald-Leader "Class of the Commonwealth" listing of the top 22 seniors in Kentucky ... Co-Player of the Year in his area as chosen by the coaches ... Named to the all-area team as a junior and senior ... Honorable mention all-state as a junior when he rushed for 1,620 yards and 18 TDs ... Three-year starter at running back and defensive back ... Helped his team to the state playoffs all three years ... The No. 6 prospect in Kentucky by SuperPrep and an All-South pick by PrepStar ... Coached by Larry Hall ... Three-year letterman in basketball and was the starting point guard on a team that advanced to the state tournament his junior year ... Most Valuable Player of the regional tournament ... Will be a three-year letterman in track, competing in the long jump, 100- and 200-meter dashes, and the 4x100-meter relay ... Member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, and Human Relations Club ... Has a cousin, Marty Thomas, who played basketball at Eastern Kentucky ... Another cousin, Juan Thomas, has played minor league baseball in the Chicago White Sox organization ... Made an early commitment to Kentucky and did not seriously consider other schools.
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