The four star tackle is just getting back into playing shape after missing most of the spring with a foot injury.
As a result of that ailment, Thomas was unable to participate in many of his planned college summer camping sessions.
Thomas had considered a later decision, but elected to push ahead with his commitment before the season opener for the Columbus Falcons.
Columbus knocked off Aberdeen this past Friday night.
The Falcons are pretty familiar with Aberdeen.
The two programs squared off last year in a pre-season jamboree.
See Jake take on five star defensive end Channing Ward in the video link below.
Who's on deck?
Thomas' pledge brings the number of committed Mississippi high school offensive linemen to nine.
While several big uglies from the Magnolia State have closed out the recruiting process, some talent still remains.
Brandon's David Mahaffey is a prospect with college level talent who may benefit from seeing the traffic clear prior to his senior season.
Tackle Olandrius Booker certainly has college level size. Despite being tucked away in tiny Marks, Mississippi, Booker has some interest from college recruiters.
It is a tough year for guys on the bubble to break through due to the large number of talented offensive linemen in the state.
Some prospects may elect to go to junior college for at least a year in an effort to elevate their stock with major college recruiters.
Four star Ashton Shumpert took in unofficial visits to both Mississippi State and Ole Miss on Saturday.
Shumpert has done a lot of travelling with his mother during the summer months, but on Saturday it was Ashton's father making the trip.
The Fulton, Mississippi product continues to keep his cards close to his vest, but the grapevine suggests that he will likely spend his college career playing for one of Mississippi's SEC programs.
Up and coming
Voorhies completed 10 of 17 passes en route to the 24-22 road victory.
2014 wide receiver Allenzae Staggers was on the business end of every Voorhies' completion.
Staggers also recovered the game clinching fumble to quell a late Natchez drive.
The junior combo will host Amite County this week in the annual rivalry game.
The HHS standouts believe they have something to prove.
Both prospects made quite an impression on Friday night. Acker and Bridges combined for three touchdowns as Hattiesburg blasted Murrah 51-22.
Biloxi fell to defending 5A state champion Picayune in the Shrimp Bowl on Saturday.
The Indians' high powered offense should be a lot of fun to watch this fall thanks in large part to senior signal caller Jaylen Woullard.
Biloxi looks ready to challenge in the south.