Elijah Thomas, the 29th ranked player in the country has decided to continue his career at Texas A&M. With the addition of Thomas, the Aggies recruiting class moves up to #2 in the country behind Arizona.
The 6-foot-9, 230-pound Thomas chose the Aggies over finalists Oklahoma State, Illinois, SMU and LSU. He took trips to all five schools over the last six weeks, but A&M received the final visit and won him over.
“They were the first school to offer me a scholarship,” Thomas told ESPN.com. “On my official visit, when I saw their academic system, I loved it. And third, I felt the system, relationship with the committed players, coaches — especially head coach Billy Kennedy — and the current players.
“They’re a huge family, and I want to be a part of something special. I feel like we can win a national championship my freshman year. That was the deciding factor.”