"It was nice," Thomas said of the unofficial visit. "I especially liked the academics and how strong they are at State."
Thomas visited NC State with his coach and was hoping to secure an offer from the Wolfpack. After speaking with the coaching staff, he stated an offer was put on the table.
"They sat me down and offered a scholarship," he said. "The coaches told me a little bit about their program and how they will be playing. They talked about how I would be able to fit in there.
"They said they are looking for a wing that can play just about anywhere but the one. They've got point guards coming in, and with my style of play I can play wing or in the post if I have a smaller guy on me.
"Coach Lowe said they will be a team that can get out and run. Not a run-and-gun team, but a team that will look to push the ball all the time. Then again, they also will set things up and run some sets in the halfcourt."
Thomas spoke briefly with Sidney Lowe, as it was his first time meeting the Wolfpack's new head coach. He plans to head back to Raleigh in the next couple of days to get to know Lowe and the Wolfpack players better.
"He's a nice guy," Thomas said of Lowe. "He's a real cool guy. So far I like him, and he seems like he would be a great coach to play for.
"I'm just going to go down there and try to hang out with some of the players and also to get to know coach Lowe some more. I want to spend time with the coach and see what he's all about."
Thomas burst on the scene at the 2006 Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound wing earned All-Tournament honors as he led the North Carolina Gaters in scoring (15.3), and his best effort came against the World Wide Renegades. The Renegades featured J.J. Hickson and Michigan State commit Chris Allen, but it was Thomas who shined in this matchup. Thomas hit the glass hard and knocked down four 3-pointers, including three in the second half as his 19 points led the Gaters past the Renagades in their final pool game.
Thomas is explosive and has a chiseled frame, as he is strong enough to work the baseline and mix it up with bigger forwards.
He projects as a small forward on the next level and a host of schools are in heavy pursuit. Virginia Tech, NC State, Miami, and George Washington have now extended scholarship offers, and Clemson, Florida State, and Wake Forest are also in the mix.
Thomas stated that a decision could be coming soon.
"I'm trying to make a decision within the next month," he said. "I'm trying to get things situated where I can focus on school and just play ball. That way I won't be stressing over where I'm going to go to college at."
Thomas is already fully qualified with a strong GPA and passing test score.