South Carolina got good news on its top recruiting target for the class of 2018: 5-star DE Xavier Thomas.
On Thursday, Thomas announced on Twitter that he would be back on campus for the Gamecocks’ spring game on April 1. The game will be broadcast on SEC Network at 2 p.m. ET.
Always nice to be back in Cola ??? Will be back for the spring game. Hope Williams Brice is Rockingg!! #SpursUp
— Xavier Thomas 1️⃣9️⃣ (@atxlete) March 23, 2017
Thomas made the announcement shortly after visiting campus to watch spring practice on Thursday. The next visit will offer yet another opportunity for the Gamecocks to make an impression on Thomas and show the improvements they’re making under Will Muschamp.
An IMG Academy prospect from Florence, S.C., Thomas is the nation’s top-ranked defensive end and the No. 2 recruit overall for 2018, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. He also has offers from Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Florida State, among others. However, Thomas has South Carolina and Clemson as his finalists.