MB’s Thomas becomes sixth Seahawk to sign scholarship

Myrtle Beach senior linebacker OT Thomas’ recruitment also went into a little OT. But, just like on the football field, Thomas got it done

Three weeks after National Signing Day, Thomas became the sixth Seahawks to finalize his college plans on Wednesday, committing to play at Division II Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV.

The 5-foot-9, 192-pound linebacker was a workhorse in the middle for the Seahawks, racking up a team-high 187 tackles, 29 for loss, 10 sacks, five forced fumbles with two recoveries, one interception and a touchdown.

The TD came at an opportune time for Myrtle Beach when he fell on a blocked punt in the end zone for the game-winning score in a 33-27 comeback victory over Irmo – just one of many big plays he made for the 10-2 Seahawks.

Thomas’ size may have been a factor in Division I schools shying away in the recruiting process, but he played with passion and heart as the Seahawks’ quarterback on defense, earning All-Region 7-3A honors and an invitation to the North-South All-Star Football Game.

Thomas joins an emerging football program at the liberal arts school that is located about an hour from Washington, DC. The Rams won the Mountain East Conference and reached the playoffs to finish the season 8-3 with a No. 25 national ranking.

Myrtle Beach DB Chocolate Wilson (Marshall), LB/WR Renard Pointer (Fairmont State), LB Sean Michael Orcutt (Limestone), WR/DB Trell Harrell (Highland CC) and K Max Huggins, who will attend South Carolina as a preferred walk-on.

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