In-State Prospect Sets Official Visit With Tigers

This linebacker has a busy recruiting scheduled lined up for the month of January.

Smiths, Ala.--With one official visit finished and four more on the schedule, linebacker Mitchell Thomas is going to be a busy high school senior in January.

The 6-3, 211-pounder from Smiths Station High School will visit Auburn on Jan. 10th, Alabama on the 15th, Vanderbilt on the 17th and his final official visit is scheduled for Jan. 24th at South Carolina. He took his first visit to Notre Dame on Dec. 14th. "I decided to visit Notre Dame because of the education I can get there and the tradition they have."

Mitchell Thomas

With signing date coming up on Feb. 6th, does Thomas have a leader? "I don't really have a favorite," he says.

As a senior, his Smiths Station High team struggled, but Thomas had a solid year with 79 tackles and 400-plus rushing yards. A three-year starter, Thomas has a lot of potential because he runs very well with speed in the 4.5 range and has the type of frame that could easily handle more weight.

Mitchell Thomas sits on the bench after being injured in his team's loss to Opelika High during his senior season.

Auburn assistant Joe Whitt, who coaches linebackers and recruits East Alabama, visited Thomas in Smiths prior to Christmas. Commenting on the Tigers, Thomas says, "I like the coaches at Auburn and the players that I have met," says Thomas, who attended a seven-on-seven passing camp at AU this past summer with his high school teammates.

Thomas, who wants to major in business, says that he will pick a college on where he feels most comfortable after taking his visits.

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