"There are really five that I'm looking at," said Thomas. "Wake is definitely still up there. They really stress their academics and they've been coming on strong lately. I like the coaches a lot and I really like the campus. I've been up there twice and was impressed both times. I went to their game against Virginia Tech last year and had a good time."
Over the past two years for Walton, Thomas has recorded more than 120 tackles and 20 sacks. He has also played a significant role as a tight end and is an honors student who rates academics high on his list of priorities.
"My coaches tell me I'm really strong as a pass rusher and that I have good explosiveness coming off the end. I'm pretty quick and I'm a physical player."
Thomas said he is unsure if he will take all of his allotted official visits, but with Wake Forest in his top five there is a chance he will take one more trip up to Winston-Salem.