Small-school bruiser Garrett Thomas simply mauls much of his competition at Class 2A Many High School in rural Sabine Parish.
The mammoth sophomore plays right offensive tackle for head coach Jess Curtis, who scrapped his spread offense for a more traditional power-running philosophy last year with Thomas, Hunter Dubois and Ivy Jackson opening holes as star o-linemen.
He's headed to LSU this weekend and Auburn later this month. The Ragin' Cajuns could get a visit on March 23rd at their junior day.
Thomas continues to make progress with his speed and quickness. On film, he gets down the line and wipes out a linebacker with merely a glancing blow.
He does an excellent job of sticking with his assignment until the whistle. Thomas is so large and naturally stout that most foes at the high school level simply get destroyed at the point of contact.
Needs to continue improving his dexterity and explosiveness at the snap. Also needs to concentrate on lower-body strength/leverage.
Should continue to progress rapidly and "grow into his body" as he continues to gain experience. Many head coach Jess Curtis says Thomas' work ethic is off the charts.
His combination of size, raw talent, intelligence and passion for the game will make a nice package for the offense of a lucky BCS program.
He may face some major adjustments with his stance on the next level if he signs with a spread-oriented school. Doesn't have a large amount of experience with pass-blocking (team threw 94 times last year).