D.J. Thomas
Position: Athlete
Height: 5-9
Weight: 175
High School: Patrick Henry
Hometown: Ashland, Va.
photo RANKINGS: Listed as the No. 53 "athlete" in the country and the No. 20 player in the state by Rivals ... Listed as the No. 33 overall player on the Virginia 33 by SuperPrep ...

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on August 15, 2006 ... A member of the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Team ... An All-Atlantic Region selection by PrepStar ... Named honorable mention all-state by the VHSCA as both a running back and a defensive back ... A two-time All-Metro utility pick by The Richmond Times-Dispatch ... Also named the Colonial District offensive player of the year ... Rushed for 1,595 yards and scored 18 scores on offense ... Had 26 tackles and three interceptions on defense his senior year ... Named second-team all-state by the AP as a utility pick ... Was named to The Richmond Times-Dispatch first-team all-metro squad as a utility player his junior year ... Rushed for 1,318 yards and had 161 yards receiving on offense, while also posting nine interceptions on defense ... Recruited by Jim Cavanaugh.