Class of 2019 offensive lineman Amari Kight an emerging prospect in Alabama

ALABASTER, Ala. -- Scout traveled up and down the state of Alabama last week and it may have resulted in the first of many encounters with the next big thing from the state.

The Amari Kight name began to produce some buzz in the college football recruiting world with an offer from Mississippi State before his sophomore season, one that would land him on the all-star honorable mention list in Alabama's highest classification. 

As the Alabaster (Ala.) Thompson standout offensive tackle prepares for his junior season this spring, he reports added size along with interest from top college programs.

"I'm just getting used to it," he said of the attention. "Coach (Mark) Freeman has me working hard in the weight room. I was 6-5, 300 (pounds), now I'm 6-7, 315. 

"It feels good being around my teammates, getting chemistry and stuff together."

Thompson coaches report about every SEC football program, in addition to many others, spending some time at spring practice over the last week or so. Scout did the same (video above) and it's clear Kight has the chance to be one of the most coveted prospects from the area in some time.  

"I know 'Bama has been talking to me some, Mississippi State offered me, I talked to UAB a few times," he said. "I think they probably like my hands and my footwork. I know I move better for my size, with a good punch, footwork and all that stuff."

Kight will compete for more scholarship offers in the coming weeks and months. 

"I grew up following Alabama, they want me to come down for some camps," he said. "I'll probably be there, Florida State, maybe GeorgiaTennessee.  

"I feel pretty good about the SEC, I want to play at the best level that I can." 

Along with top Thompson prospects Mackie McNeal and Jalen Rayam in the class of 2018 and headline-grabbing quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa among others with Kight in the Warrior class of 2019, few rosters in the Yellowhammer State will be as littered with FBS football talent. 

Amari Kight is a physical specimen (Photo by Jason Caldwell)

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