A defensive lineman from Miami, Fl out of Miami Central High School. Was a three star recruit and the 520th best player in the country and 25th best DE, according to 247sports. He chose South Carolina over Arkansas, Auburn,Tennessee, Miami, and Florida State.
Thomas enrolled early for the South Carolina Gamecocks and participated in spring drills leading up to the 2016 season. He is listed as the second-team defensive end in the early stages of fall camp and looks to make an early impact for Lance Thompson's defense pass rush.
Look for Keir Thomas to be one of the many freshman out of the 2016 class to see early playing time. He will get looks inside and outside to specifically improve the pass rush that was very poor from 2015.