Class of 2024 standout Dallas Thomas isn’t waiting for his senior year to make his college decision. He’s committed to Clemson and wants to be a Tiger.
Dallas is a consensus four-star recruit and Top 70 player in his class. ESPN has him ranked 70th, 247 Sports has him 66th and Rivals has him at 68.
NEWS: Dallas Thomas, the No. 66 overall prospect in the 2024 class, has committed to Clemson, he tells @247Sports.
— Travis Branham (@TravisBranham_) July 10, 2023
DT chose Clemson over a slew of others, including LSU, Missouri, Memphis, Arkansas and Memphis. A trip to the Clemson campus last month sealed the deal for Dallas and after returning home and discussing with his family, decided to end his recruitment early.
“I chose Clemson because it seemed like the place for me,” he told247Sports. “The coaches made it clear that I was a priority. We had a good bond and they are big on development.”
Clemson is coming off a strong 2022-23 season that saw them finish 3rd in the ACC at 23-11. They narrowly missed out on a NCAA Tournament bid and instead participated in the NIT. They also put a prospect, Hunter Tyson, in the pros as a second round pick in the 2023 NBA Draft of the Champion Denver Nuggets, which caught the attention of Dallas as he looks to develop his game with the hope of making it to the NBA.
“They will do whatever it takes to develop me into a pro and they have had recent success with that in Hunter Tyson,” he said. “Seeing that and how they developed him over the years, I see a lot of similarities.”
Dallas is Clemson’s first commitment in the Class of 2024.