Elijah Thomas

Linebacker | Defensive Line

Location: Kernersville, North Carolina
High School: East Forsyth High School
GPA: 3.5
NCAA ID #: 1710934075

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Scouting Report

Elijah Thomas is a class of 2020 linebacker prospect that attends East Forsyth High School in Kernersville, North Carolina. Solid 6'0, 200lb frame. Athletic with good quickness, strength and aggression. Versatile can play inside or outside backer position. Great run stopper. Has also performed well at defensive end. All County Linebacker selection, 3 Year varsity letterman, 2 year starter. Team captain in 2019.

Elijah is physical linebacker, has a nose for the ball and is a very sound tackler. Plays with good pad level and technique, engages and sheds blocks very well. Makes a lot of plays at or behind the line of scrimmage. Film displays good play recognition, ability to get to the ball and finish consistently. Impacts the game in a variety of ways on the defensive side of the ball and also does a great job on special teams. Opened his 2019 senior year campaign with a 20 tackle, 2 tackle for loss and 1 interception return for a TD performance week 1 vs Reynolds HS (NC).

High character kid with great leadership qualities. Leads vocally and by example. Well respected by his teammates and coaches. High football IQ, extremely coachable and a true student of the game. Loves to study film. Excellent work ethic and is very competitive. Gets after it in the weight room as well.

Academically Elijah is an Honor Roll student and maintains a 3.5 GPA. He currently has an 18 ACT score / 1030 SAT and will be retaking the test in the fall. He is an excellent young man that definitely has the ability to play at the collegiate level. He would be an asset and solid addition for many college football programs.

For more information in regards to Elijah Thomas' collegiate recruitment please contact First State Preps Scouting Director Ike Wilson at (302)494-3575 (cell) / iwilson@firststatepreps.com.

About Elijah Thomas

Position(s): Linebacker / Defensive End
Height: 6'0 | Weight: 200lbs

*3 Year Varsity Letterman
*(2019) 4A North Carolina State Champs
*First Team All County Outside Linebacker (2017)
*Team Captain (2019)
*(2018) 4A North Carolina State Championship (15-0)
*Honor Roll Student / *3.5 GPA / *1030 SAT / *18 ACT

2019 Senior Year Defensive Stats:

Tackles: 163 (97 Solo)
Tackles per game: 10.9
Sacks: 2
Interceptions: 2 (1-Pick 6)
Forced Fumble: 2

*Max Preps Defensive Player of the Game (8/23/19 vs Reynolds HS) - 20 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 Int. (Pick 6)
Height: 6'0
Weight: 200
40yd time: 4.75
Vertical Leap: N/A
Broad jump: N/A
3 Cone shuttle: N/A
L-Drill: N/A
Max Bench: 265
Max Squat: 425
Max Power clean: 275
*(2018) 4A North Carolina State Football Champion (15-0)

*3 Year Varsity Letterman

*First Team All County Linebacker / Defensive End

*Voted Team Captain for 2019 Season (Football)

*August 2019 - MaxPreps Defensive Player of the Game

*November 2018 - MaxPreps Special Teams Player of The Game

*Honor Roll Student - 3.5 GPA

High School: East Forsyth High School
High School Location: Kernersville, North Carolina
GPA: 3.5
SAT: 1030
ACT: 18
First Major: Physical Therapy
Second Major: Undecided
Minor: Undecided
Enrollment: 1850
Class Rank: n/a
Academic Achievements:
*Honor Roll Student

*3.5 GPA

*18 ACT / *1030 SAT
2019 East Forsyth HS - Varsity Football Schedule:

Aug. 23 (A) A.C. Reynolds HS W 35-16

Aug. 30 (H) Southwest Guilford HS W 49-13

Sep. 06 (A) Mount Tabor HS W 24-9

Sep. 13 (H) Parkland HS W 46-7

Sep. 20 (H) Page HS

Oct. 04 (A) Grimsley HS

Oct. 11 (H) West Forsyth HS

Oct. 18 (A) Glenn HS

Oct. 25 (A) Reagan HS

Nov. 01 (H) Davie HS

Nov. 08 (A) R.J. Reynolds HS
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Elijah Thomas - 2019 Senior Year Mid-Season Highlights
Elijah Thomas - Full 2018 Junior Year Highlights

Coach's Evaluation

Please contact East Forsyth High School Head Football Coach Todd Willert for his personal evaluation of Elijah Thomas' character, work ethic and athletic ability.

Coach Willert can be reached at (336)-406-0827(cell) / tjwillert@wcfcs.k12.nc.us (email).

Personal Message

Prospective Coaches,

My name is Elijah Thomas and I'm a class of 2020 linebacker that attends East Forsyth High School in Kernersville, North Carolina. It is my dream to continue my football career at the collegiate level. I have grown up watching football and was excited when I was able to start playing at the AYF level. During my eighth-grade year, my parents and I decided that I would play Pee Wee instead of moving up to the Junior Midget team. That meant I had to watch what I ate and every week it was a gamble on if I would make weight. However, I made it through the season and my team made it to the championships in Florida.

Going into high school, I was very lean and changed from Defensive End to linebacker. During my first JV year, I did not see the field as much as I wanted to, and it bothered me. I talked to my coach and he told me to put in the work. From that day forward I never missed a morning or evening workout, all while maintaining a minimum B average in my classes. After late night practices and doing my homework, my version of television was studying film on my computer. I watched so much film that when the coaches made it a competition, my film hours tripled the second highest player. I have continued to work hard and feel like college football is my next step. I’ve spent countless hours training and preparing for this opportunity. It has been a struggle at times, but I have persevered. With me on your team, I’m going to come in and give my very best at all times.

My family often says, “whatever you put in, that’s what your going to get out of it.” I plan to do just that, by giving you my best on and off the field. As a student athlete, I plan to major in Physical Therapy. It is my goal to become a Physical Therapist and use my sports background to promote healthy lifestyles, along with new and improved athletic training techniques, to improve how the body recovers from physical activity.

Any consideration for your 2020 recruiting class would be greatly appreciated!


Elijah Thomas
Linebacker - Class of 2020
East Forsyth HS - Kernersville, NC
3.5 GPA / 1030 SAT / 18 ACT

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