Juanyeh Thomas thankful for his family’s special season

Credit: Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech safety Juanyeh Thomas addresses the team's play and the opportunity he has to play alongside his older brother, Azende Rey.

Credit: Georgia Tech

In Georgia Tech’s most recent game, safety Juanyeh Thomas set a career high with 11 tackles and positioned himself for the last-minute interception that sealed the Yellow Jackets’ win over Duke on Oct. 9 in Durham, N.C. In the same game, his older brother Azende Rey returned a second-quarter punt 35 yards, the team’s longest since 2015, to set up a field goal.

The previous night, his younger brother Azareyeh Thomas played a starring role at wide receiver and defensive back in Niceville (Fla.) High’s 21-14 win over Miami Edison High. The next week, the four-star prospect took a recruiting visit to Oklahoma. Azareyeh previously announced that his top three choices are Florida, LSU and Tech. In the event he were to choose Tech, both of his brothers could return for another season.

The joys of the season have not been lost on Thomas.

“It’s been great,” he said Wednesday. “It’s a blessing. I’m just really thankful for it, soaking it up. Everybody doesn’t get the chance to play with their brother or have the chance to play with your younger brother, too. I’m just thankful for it. Me and my mom talk about it almost every day. It’s great to see a smile on her face because if she’s smiling, I’m going to smile, and I’m going to be happy. Overall, like I said, I’m just thankful for it.”

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