"We lost to them last year and want to get the burden off our back," he said of a bitter 10-9 setback at the hands of Forest Hill in 2011.
Thomas and his teammates took care of business and are off to a 1-0 start after defeating Forest Hill on August 17th, 33-29.
"I had 30 tackles as a junior with two kick returns for touchdowns," he said. "I ran in the 5A state track meet on our 4 X 200 relay team."
The 6-0, 180-pounder has been clocked at 10.69 in the 100 meters. He ran a 4.49 in the 40-yard dash at Auburn.
"My strength is my coverage skills," Thomas said. "I can play the deep third of the field, and I can play the flats. I'm good at man-to-man. On kick returns, I shoot for an opening and have the vision to go all the way."
"I'd love to get an offer from Southern Miss or LSU," he said. "To be honest, I hope to get an offer from Southern Miss but I'll go to whatever school likes me the best. I love LSU's defense and the way their corners play."
What does Thomas want people to know about him?
"I'm a hard worker," he stated.
Provine went 6-6 and reached the playoffs in 2011. The Rams meet yet another Jackson program, Jim Hill (0-1), this week. Thomas and the Rams emerged victorious last year vs. Jim Hill in a 23-18 nailbiter.