Jake Thomas is a powerful Offensive tackle from Columbus, MS who knows that his hard work will pay off as he begins to eye his future college.
"Lately I've just been working out and getting ready for the powerlifting season that is starting this weekend," he said.
"It is really helping me a lot and encouraging me to get stronger and that can only help me carry it on to the football field."
"I had an offer from Fedora but I am still hearing from Southern Miss."
The talented junior said he is taking his time, visiting junior days, and seeing where that leads.
"I am going to try to come down to Southern Miss at least one day to see what is going on there and meet the new coaches," he said. "I recently just got back from LSU, and I'll make visits to Alabama and Mississippi State."
What things are important to Thomas in choosing a school?
"I am just trying to find somewhere I can fit both athletically and academically," he said. "If I couldn't play football I want something I can fall back on."
"I can't say there is any stand-outs with me, I am just trying to see what each school has to offer."
Thomas talked about the type of player he is and will bring to the next level.
"I am a guy who can control my emotions and will work hard," he said. "I am working on my footwork and strength, but I feel like I can bring a quiet influence to a team in the future."