4-Star OL Takes in Clemson Practice

Several of the Palmetto state's top prospects for the classes of 2009 and 2010 were in in Clemson Sunday to watch the Tigers practice.

OL Brandon Thomas Profile

Dorman's Brandon Thomas, the state's No. 2 offensive lineman according to Scout.com and a Clemson verbal commitment, made another unofficial visit to Tigertown on Sunday.

"I went up with coach Lancaster," he said. "We just stayed and watched practice. They worked hard. I also saw [WR and Clemson commitment] Martavis Bryant there."

The Tigers practiced with just shoulder pads on Sunday, but that didn't stop them from doing some hitting.

"They were still hitting pretty hard. They were getting after it," said Thomas. "I watched coach Scott and the linemen. I got to see them doing the 1-on-1's."

The Dorman standout is familiar with the techniques that coach Scott teaches the Tigers.

"We run the same thing here at Dorman. We use the same techniques," said Thomas.

Like most of Clemson's prospects, Brandon's senior season is already underway.

"We started practice on Friday. We had our first day of two-a-days. It is going good, but it is hot out there. We had one practice at eight and another at four. We had a practice on Saturday morning also. We have another day of two-a-days on Monday," said Thomas.

Dorman high will have another top prospect for 2011 and Brandon is doing his best to get him to join him at Clemson.

"I am trying to start working on [WR] Charon [Peake]. It is coming along," said Thomas.

Expect to see Brandon in Death Valley a lot this fall.

"I should be there for all of the home games. I am excited about their preseason ranking," said Thomas.

Clemson has already secured verbal commitments from the state's top two offensive linemen in Thomas and fellow four-star J.K. Jay.

The Tigers are expected to sign at least one more offensive lineman in the class of 2009.

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