Running Back, Class of 2021
Hart County High School, Hartwell, GA
Hart County (GA) running back Malachi Thomas committed to Virginia Tech on Wednesday morning, bringing the Hokies’ total number of commitments for the 2021 class to 15.
— Malachi HollyWood Thomas (@Malachi59381785) July 22, 2020
Thomas chose the Hokies over Duke, Kansas State, UCF, Memphis, and others. He had a prolific junior season in Georgia, rushing for 1,942 yards, racking up 638 receiving yards, and scoring 36 total touchdowns. The Hokies offered Thomas on May 7, and the relationship between both parties has grown since that date.
Thomas committed to the Hokies despite not having taken a visit thanks to the NCAA’s mandated dead period. He was recruited by running backs coach Adam Lechtenberg. Area recruiter Vance Vice also played a role.