6'1 | 200
Godby HS | Tallahassee, Fla.
Head Coach: Ronnie Cottrell
|Selected Vanderbilt over Arkansas, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Miami (Fla.), Stanford and Maryland among others|
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Photo Credit: Jim Lamar/Tallahassee Democrat
PERSONAL Ja'karri Mar'quise Thomas... Son of Morris Knight and the late Catina Ponder... Born Aug. 15, 1993... Has four younger siblings: two brothers, E'yelle, and E'manuel; and two sisters, O'sha and I'mani.
GODBY HEAD COACH RONNIE COTTRELL "I've been coaching since 1979, and Ja'karri is one of the most special young men I have ever had. He'll be special at Vanderbilt from the day he comes in.
"Ja'karri is a high character kid and natural born leader. He's one of those kids who commands respect, a team guy that leads by example. He's just a winner.
"On defense, if we had a weakness at a position, we covered it up with Ja'karri. He's a tough, athletic, and very aggressive player."