Nitavius Thomas takes football talents out of state

Published 8:26 pm Thursday, February 7, 2019

Senior running back Nitavius Thomas signed Wednesday to further his education and football career at West Virginia State University.

He plans to major in communications.

Thomas finished the 2018 season leading Class 6A in rushing yards per game as he averaged 128.

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Thomas said it was an easy decision to choose WVU State.

“I loved the campus,” he said. “I met all the players and they were all great guys.”

Thomas said he is going to make sure his freshman year is off to a good start by keeping his priorities in order.

“I’m going to live in the weight room,” he said. “Basically I’m going to keep my head in the books and on the field.”

Thomas said a trait he possesses and feels strongly about is being a good teammate.

“I bring energy, leadership and a ridiculous work ethic,” he said. “I will do whatever it takes to help the team win.”

Thomas said football games and practice on top of school work has never been easy, but said student-athletes must find a way to get it done if they want to be successful.

“It’s all about time management,” he said. “You just have to work hard every day and do the best you can. Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t but you can’t get down when things don’t work out.”

Thomas said his proudest moment in high school came when he was recognized for his hard work on the field.

“Winning All-District First-Team two years in a row was a really big thing for me,” he said.

Thomas lives by the thought of working hard and said it was a trait he had to learn to get to where he is now.

“I was always told to never give up,” he said. “I always try to finish what I’ve started.”