Cory Thomas, a six-foot-five, 265-pound defensive end at McAdory High School, was selected to the Class 5A Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State team as a junior, his second season as a starter.
Thomas was on the Auburn campus for the Tigers' first major junior day of the year. In December he was in Auburn to play in the 5A state championship game, a contest his team lost to Spanish Fort.
Asked how his junior day visit went, Thomas said, "I loved it. I love the facility and the way they talked about the academics."
Commenting on what his strength is as a football player, the lineman said, "I would say my pass rush and my ability to get to the ball."
Thomas previously played basketball, but said he is concentrating on just football "because that is the sport I love."
Asked if he has any early favorites, he said, "Mississippi State, Auburn and Bama are the top three."
He said the campus atmosphere and the coaching staff are two factors he will take into consideration for making his college choice. Thomas attended an Auburn football camp last summer and is planning to come again this summer prior to his summer season.