Posted On: 04/5/21 7:42 PM

The Golden Triangle of Mississippi (Starkville, Columbus, West Point) has been the home of many big time ball players historically. Two of the largest powerhouses in their respective divisions of 6A and 5A are located within miles of each other. Freakish athletes seem to pop up every other year from one of these three cities. Today, we will be highlighting a couple sleepers in the Golden Triangle that you may not have heard of yet.

Eric Thomas Jr Eric Thomas Jr 6'3" | DL Starkville | 2023 State MS | 2023 DL | Starkville

At 6’3" 230, Eric Thomas Jr Eric Thomas Jr 6'3" | DL Starkville | 2023 State MS has the size to play college ball as a sophomore in high school. Thomas has an explosive first step and can get into backfields quickly. His athleticism is also evident in space as he runs well in pursuit of the ball carrier. Thomas has good hand usage and can use his variety of moves to separate from offensive linemen. A naturally strong kid, Thomas excels versus the run. With an increased skillset as a pass rusher, Thomas has all the tools to be a big time prospect. Will be a fun kid to keep track of this summer as the camp circuit begins to pick up.


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