Heavily Recruited Prospect Checks Out Tigers

A football recruiting report features a talented prospect from Marietta, Ga.

Marietta, Ga.--In June, Walton High School senior football player Chase Thomas spent a day at Auburn checking out the football program and the school of business.

On Saturday, he repeated the process and this time he was able to take in an Auburn football practice, too.

"It was a good visit," Thomas tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "It was for my dad, really. He wanted to come down to see the campus, check out the facilities, see the business school and talk to some of the coaches."

The 6-4, 210-pounder plays both ways for Walton High. Thomas, who plays defensive end, outside linebacker and wide receiver, is practicing for the Aug. 31st season opener vs. North Gwinnett.

A player with around 20 major college scholarship offers, Thomas excels on the football and in the classroom.

"Recruiting has been good," says Thomas, who expects to play defense in college. "I am looking at Auburn, Stanford and Tech (Georgia Tech)."

Thomas says he doesn't have a favorite now and is in no rush to make a decision. His first official visit will be to Stanford on Sept. 22nd to check out a Pac-10 game when the Cardinal plays Oregon.

While in Auburn on Saturday, Thomas had lunch with his former high school teammate, Bailey Woods, who is a freshman tight end for Coach Tommy Tuberville's Tigers.

"Bailey said things are going well," Thomas notes. "Practice is going well and the team is getting a lot of work done."

Thomas, who made 82 tackles with 20 sacks as a junior, says that "playing time" and "where I feel comfortable will be the major factors on what college he chooses.

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