A whirlwind Friday of offers for Florence (S.C.) Wilson defensive end Xavier Thomas included one from the Texas Longhorns in the immediate aftermath of being named the No. 1 prospect in the country by ESPN:
The 6’3, 249-pounder is the No. 2 player overall, the No. 1 strongside defensive end, and the No. 1 player in South Carolina, according to the 247Sports Composite.
The list of suitors for Thomas reflects those rankings — he now holds around 25 offers, including Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, and South Carolina, among many others.
Right now, the current belief is that getting Thomas to leave the state will be difficult, as Clemson and South Carolina currently hold seven of the eight predictions in his 247Sports Crystal Ball.