Oxford Class of 2014 RB Already a Star

Highlights of Oxford sophomore running back Racean Thomas are featured in this report.

Racean Thomas highlights versus Hoover:

Racean Thomas highlights versus Carrollton, Ga., HIgh School:

Oxford, Ala. – One of the top high school football players in the state of Alabama this season was Oxford's sophomore running back Racean Thomas.

A transfer from Weaver High School, the 5-11, 185-pound running back was gashing teams for chunks of yards by the end of the season. Oxford beat four solid teams in a row at season's end--Central of Phenix City, Spain Park, Northridge and Mountain Brook--and nearly beat Hoover in the 6A state playoff semi-finals.

Racean Thomas

Despite scoring on a 33-yard reception, a nine-yard and a seven-yard run, Hoover coach Josh Niblett said slowing down Thomas was one of the keys to beating Oxford two weeks ago to advance to the finals.

"We did a great job of containing him for the most part," Niblett said. "He's been gashing people for 250 yards. I thought we did a good job of containing him."

Oxford is loaded with prospects like seniors Kwon Alexander and Trae Elston and junior Ulric Jones. Racean Thomas has a chance to be the next great one, if he isn't already.


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