Thomas originally signed with LSU out of Airline High School in Bossier City, La., but he tore his ACL as a senior and failed to qualify. Instead, he went to Trinity Valley Community College, where he's grown to 6-foot-6 and 255 pounds.
He was 6-5 and 235 in high school when he earned a four-star ranking and was set as the No. 3 tight end in the country. He grabbed 30 passes for 575 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior, but injured his knee when it was caught underneath him in a preseason scrimmage in the fall before his senior season.
According to FOXSportsNext's Scott Eklund at JCFootball.com, Thomas is seen as "an emerging star."
"Thomas is big, he's a physical blocker and he's got the soft hands and athleticism you're looking for in a medium-range target in the passing game," Eklund wrote. "Definitely a player to keep an eye on in the coming weeks and months."