Thomas Planning to Check Out the Tigers

A prospect who has scheduled an official visit to Auburn discusses his senior football season.

Marietta, Ga.--The chase is on for state titles across the state of Georgia this week with the opening of the football playoffs.

The Chase, as in Chase Thomas, is on the official visit list for the Auburn Tigers for their next home game when the Alabama Crimson Tide comes to Jordan-Hare Stadium next week.

Thomas notes that he is looking forward to that trip, but of more immediate concern is a first round state playoff contest on Friday night as his Walton High School is the host team.

"We are 9-1 and we have a first seed in the playoffs," says Thomas, who has received a variety of scholarship offers from programs around the region and other parts of the country. "We play Parkview in the first round of the playoffs."

When asked if he has been happy with how he has played his senior season, the 6-4, 210-pounder, who plays defensive end, linebacker and tight end, notes that he is pleased so far. "Yes, sir, our whole defense and offense has played well," he says.

Through 10 games, the honor student says he has 10 quarterback sacks and approximately 70 total tackles with one interception. On a team that mainly runs the football, he has nine catches with one going for a touchdown. However, for college football he is expected to line up on defense.

Stanford, where he took an official visit in September, looks to be serious competition for Coach Tommy Tuberville's Tigers, who Thomas has visited unofficially.

Thomas notes that he is considering North Carolina, too, although he hasn't set a visit to check out the Tar Heels. "UNC came in the picture a little bit," he says. "They sent me an offer."

The senior notes that he watched Auburn's disappointing game last Saturday at Georgia where the Tigers rallied to take the lead in the third quarter, but ended up losing 45-20. "That doesn't really bother me," he says. "The score was much worse than the game was. If not for a couple of miscues here and there for Auburn, it would have been an interesting game."


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