UMass offers Prep RB Jonathan Thomas

UMass extended a scholarship offer tonight to St. John's Prep junior running back Jonathan Thomas, ESPNBoston.com has learned.

The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Peabody resident was a unanimous Preseason All-State selection by ESPNBoston.com's staff, and has been among the state's most productive running backs thus far. Through six games, Thomas has racked up 987 yards and nine touchdowns on 110 carries for the No. 3 Eagles.

Thomas said this is his first such offer from a Division 1 FBS school. Boston College, UConn, Notre Dame, Virginia and Nebraska have also expressed interest to this point.