One of the Kansas City area’s fastest athletes, Lee’s Summit North 2019 defensive back Nyles Thomas is off to a strong start for the Broncos.
At 5’9, 150-pounds Thomas has been timed at 4.29 seconds in the 40-yard dash and a 10.82 second 100-meter dash and has a 36-inch vertical. Not only does Thomas hold down the corner against passing teams, but also prides himself in coming up to help support the run game.
“What I do on the field is mostly contain,” Thomas said. “Where I live a lot of teams don’t throw a lot on us so it’s a lot of run game going on. I’m not the biggest I only weigh around 150 but if you come on the outside, you’re getting hit period.”
Lee’s Summit North is off to a 1-1 start and rallied from a tough opening season loss to Park Hill to post a big win over Ray-Pec in week 2.
“My team this year is a brotherhood. We’re going into every battle as a family and leaving it even stronger,” Thomas said.
A native of Colorado, Thomas began playing football at 6-years old in a local Pop Warner league in his native state before later moving to Missouri.
He says he tries to pattern his game off DeAnthony Thomas, Josh Norman and Devin Hester.
“The person that’s been the most influential in my football life so far would probably have to be DeAnthony Thomas,” Nyles Thomas said.”I’ve always been amazed by his speed ever since he was at Oregon.”
Thomas picked up his first offer from Missouri Western on July 30 and has heard from several other college programs as well.
“Some schools have shown me some interest I’ve talked to a few like Mizzou and Wyoming because of my speed and some D2 schools but no offers yet, just letting God do the work for me I know they’ll come soon enough,” he says.