USF’s football and basketball team both received a verbal commitment from one of the top athletes in the Bay Area, when Sickles High School WR and guard Javohn Thomas announced his commitment to become a Bull.
Staying home @USFFootball @USFMBB pic.twitter.com/p2pkARTbwF— Javohn Thomas (@JavohnThomas23) March 12, 2021
WR/Guard Javohn Thomas
6’3, 190 lbs
Sickles High School, Tampa, Florida
Recruiting Rankings: Not yet ranked by any major services for the 2022 cycle.
Other notable offers: FIU, South Dakota
Coach Jeff Scott and Coach Xavier Dye sent Javohn Thomas his first D1 offer back in December, but through some conversations between Scott, Dye, Thomas, and USF men’s basketball head coach Brian Gregory, the four decided to allow Thomas to pledge to both programs for the 2022 Cycle.
Thomas will officially count towards the USF football scholarships, while also practicing and competing for USF men’s basketball when the football season wraps up. As a junior, Thomas had a prolific year for the Gryphons on the gridiron and the hardwood. He racked up 37 catches for 540 yards and four touchdowns as Sickles went 2-6 in the 2020 football season. For Sickles basketball team, he was a double-double machine, averaging 18.6 points per game and 10.9 rebounds per game as his team went 14-12. He has also surpassed 1,000 career points through his junior year.
As a receiver, Thomas fits the mold for exactly what Jeff Scott looks for in a prospect. Thomas has the length and speed to play outside, and his ability to high point the ball gives him the edge in 50/50 balls. From a guard perspective, Brian Gregory is looking to add some depth at a key position that lost David Collins and Justin Brown to the transfer portal, as well as Luke Anderson to the transfer portal, and the mystery behind Zac Dawson, who opted out in 2020. Thomas hit 73% of his free throws last year and made 36 threes for the Gryphons last year.