Coach Mangurian on Ryan Thomas: Started all 10 games at center in 2012. Has gotten bigger and stronger this off-season. Needs to communicate better, which is critical at the center position. Needs to play more physical to win 1-on-1 battles. Has to understand the whole picture better. Needs to improve in-line run blocking and lateral range. Needs better vision as a pass protector. Has experience, needs to use the system to get a competitive edge. Critical for our team that he improves.
2012: Started all 10 games at center.
2011: Saw junior varsity action.
At Buchholz High School: Three-year letterman ... 2009 second team all-state selection (5A) ... 2009 Gainesville Sun All-Area first team ... 2010 second team all-state selection (5A) ... 2010 Gainesville Sun All-Area first team ... 2010 Florida Coaches Association all-district team ... selected to the Florida team for the Florida-Georgia Border Wars game in Valdosta, Fla.