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4-star Thomas enjoys trip to Clemson

Among those with the IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) tour group that made a stop at Clemson last weekend was four-star linebacker Charles Thomas.

It marks the latest of several Clemson visits for Thomas, who took in the Tigers’ game against N.C. State last October, attended the spring game in 2016 and visited last August as well.

“I enjoyed it like always,” Thomas told The Clemson Insider. “It’s a great environment!”

Thomas, who is rated as the nation’s No. 4 inside linebacker and No. 76 overall prospect in the 2019 class, cites offers from Auburn, Clemson, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia among others.

Clemson offered on June 1, 2016, and the Tigers remain in solid standing with him early in his recruiting process.

“I liked everything about the trip,” Thomas said. “It was all good, but I must say I liked trying on the uniforms. The colors fit me well!”

The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder transferred to IMG from Langston Hughes High in Fairburn, Ga., following his sophomore season. He totaled 234 tackles in his first two seasons.

Thomas likes Clemson’s family atmosphere, and a school that feels like home is something he values.

“I enjoyed the fans and the family feel that I received from the staff,” Thomas said in regards to Clemson after the N.C. State game visit. “I loved the energy that the team had in the locker room. I can tell that Clemson is truly a family.”

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