State Champion: Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas, four-star from Prattville, Ala., was named MVP for his performance of the Class 6A state championship game against Hoover. Thomas talked after the game about playing in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

"It was special to play out here," said Justin Thomas. "The team played great. We knew it was going to come down to the fourth quarter. We tried to get some points on the board and then make a few big stops."

Thomas talked with the Alabama coaching staff prior to the game against the Bucs.

"Yeah I talked to some of the coaches," he said. "All they really told me was big time players make big time plays in the big games."

Thomas was asked about winning a state championship in his future college stadium.

"It's so special to be here," Thomas said. "I can't pick a better place to win a state championship."

Thomas made an early commitment to Alabama. That has not stopped other schools from recruiting him including the team the Crimson Tide will play in the BCS national championship.

"I am not sure right now if I am going to take any other visits," Thomas said. "Right now the only other school I am really talking to is LSU. I am just going to enjoy the win right now, and then go from there."

Thomas finished with 151 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 20 carries. He also completed 13-of-20 passes for 153 yards and another score.

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