New Aggie mentor signs FCS maximum 30 incoming recruits on February 1
DESERT EDGE HS '17: Propelled both football and track & field teams to Division 2 state championships as a junior... Helped Scorpions to 44-7 overall record in four years, adding a state semifinal berth (2013) and two quarterfinal appearances (2014, 2016)... Played for head coach Rich Wellbrock... American Family Insurance All-USA Arizona All-5A pick in 2016... Subsequently selected to All-Arizona first team... Finished with school-records 4,770 rushing yards and 73 touchdowns... Key rushing stats: 184-for-1498 (8.1 avg.) and 21 touchdowns as a senior; 174-for-1652 (9.5) and 28 TDs as a junior; 149-for-1598 (10.1) and 23 TDs as a sophomore... Also amassed 3,842 career passing yards with 49 TD strikes and just seven intercepts, mostly in final three years... Did not throw a pick in 145 attempts as a senior... Set school single-game records for rushing yards (375) and TDs (6)... Ran for 214 yards in 2015 Division III state title game, leading team to 29-27 upset of Paradise Valley... Also a two-time state finalist in the long jump (22-6) and 4x100 relay (43.39), adding state runner-up finish in triple jump as a junior.
PERSONAL: Born in Phoenix, Ariz.... Hopes to study sports medicine with aspirations in physical therapy... Parents are Larry Thomas and Tonya Hollingsworth... Larry played football in college, Tonya played softball... Active in his church's youth ministry... Also volunteered with foster-care children since the age of 13, ran a youth camp at Christ Church of the Valley, and participated in a buddy program in which he mentored disabled students.