MIAMI — A senior at a Florida high school has so many talents that he has received over 100 college scholarship offers.
Chad Thomas, 18, has received 150 scholarships for his skills on the football field, but also for his exceptional musical abilities. He plays a total of nine instruments.
Out of all 150 scholarships offered, Thomas has chosen to attend the University of Miami and will play football as a Hurricane.
He will also practice his musical talents at the University’s Frost School of Music.
Thomas said he doesn’t know if he’d rather play for the NFL or have a successful career in music. But, he’s leaning towards music.
Thomas helped lead his Booker T. Washington football team to back-to-back state championships and win a national title this season.
But his other passion has been music since the age of three while listening to his late grandmother’s gospel CDS.
By the time he was five, Thomas was performing.
“So if I make it to the NFL that would be a blessing for me,” said Thomas. “But I also have love for music and took it upon myself to learn and play the instruments I hear in the songs.”
For now, Thomas will focus on both music and football.