In-State Lineman Gets First Offer

This Alabama offensive lineman received his first scholarship in the mail. Find out who it is.

Decatur, Ala.--Following a solid performance at the Combine in Tuscaloosa, it didn't take long for offensive lineman Caleb Thomas to pick up his first offer and get the ball rolling on his recruiting heading into the summer months.

"I got my first offer in the mail this week from Troy," Thomas says. "It was exciting and hopefully there will be more to come."

A 6-3, 290-pounder with good feet, Thomas was impressive in one-on-one drills with some of Alabama's top defensive prospects. Running a 5.53 second time in the 40-yard dash, Thomas showed his quickness with a very respectable 8.81 time in the three-cone drill.

He also showed explosiveness with a broad jump of 7-11, which was the second best jump of any offensive lineman at the combine. He says that the day was a good one for him as he continues to show what kind of player he can be on the next level.

"It was good," Thomas notes. "I loved the intensity in the combine. I think it helped me a lot with the coaches being there. Coaches from Auburn and LSU were there. It can only help.

"It was about the same as the one in San Antonio," he added. "There were a lot more people there so it was a shorter time. Tuscaloosa was more relaxed and you could perform."

Thomas runs the 40-yard dash at the U.S. Army All-American Combine in San Antonio.

Finishing up his junior season at Decatur and his final spring practice in high school, Thomas says that he's preparing to have a strong senior season and he hopes that turns into several more offers before signing day next February. Until then he says that he'll continue to work hard and he'll attempt to showcase his skills at several camps over the summer.

"I'm hearing from Tennessee, Auburn, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Vandy, LSU and a couple of other schools. I'm planning on going to Auburn's camp for sure. I'm also going to Ole Miss and Vanderbilt and probably Tennessee. I'm going to try to get to as many as possible."

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