Jimbo Fisher picked up another hard commit on Wednesday as in-state wide receiver Noah Thomas out of Clear Springs (League City, TX.) High School pledged his college future to the Aggies.
By Steve Wright
Thomas is a fast-rising prospect at the wide receiver position given that at 6-foot-5 and 180 pounds he presents an idea target for his quarterback to hit. Thomas is ranked as the No. 460 player in the nation, the No. 63 wide receiver, and the No. 61 player in the state of Texas in the class of 2022 per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Thomas is a very well-rounded athlete. He is a three-sport varsity star at Clear Springs – he plays basketball and runs track in addition to football – and historically players that have performed well in multiple sports in high school find adapting to college sports an easier transition. Thomas picked the Aggies over offers from schools such as Notre Dame, Tennessee, and Penn State.
You can see from Thomas’s tape that he is raw – this was his first year as a wide receiver after playing cornerback as a sophomore – but that there is a ton of potential to be unlocked. Thomas finished the year with five straight games going over 100 yards receiving and in a playoff game against Pearland he caught 13 passes for over 200 yards and a pair of scores.
Thomas is a long strider with surprising agility and balance for someone of his size. The video shows multiple plays where he is able to get vertical and blow past defenders that don’t have his speed. It also shows short catches where Thomas has to do the work himself, but his combination of quicker than expected moves and a strong frame combine to make him hard to bring to the ground. Thomas also has excellent ball skills and he will immediately contribute for the Aggies as a massive target in the red zone.