Zach Thomason Profile
The best way to search for a diamond in the rough is to feast your eyes towards the bottom of the standings.
That's where traditionally Pauldin Co. High School falls in the pecking order when it comes to Georgia High School football, home of the state's better armed quarterbacks, Zach Thomason.
This year is no different as Thomason and Pauldin Co. have started off slow with few wins and little statistics to boot.
But although it's been an up hill climb for one of the state's toughest competitors, Thomason continues to plug away on the recruiting scene. He hit the trail this summer performing in camps and now hopes to land on his feet somewhere after circulating his senior film.
One of those teams is Kentucky, where Thomason has sent film to, nearly every single week in hopes the Wildcats will offer him a scholarship.
"Kentucky, Georgia Southern, Jacksonville State and Miami (Fla.), I've been getting a lot from them," Thomason said. "Those are the main ones. Tennessee wanted some game film earlier, but I haven't heard much from them since and North Carolina has asked for some more game film."
The Wildcats have stayed in touch with the 6-foot-4, 205 pound quarterback moreso than any other program in the country and will host the Dallas (Ga.) native this weekend on an unofficial visit.
"I'm going up to Kentucky this weekend," Thomason said. "I'm really excited because I've been getting a lot of mail from them and they are my favorite. I'm really looking forward to getting up there and seeing it for myself."
The coaches from UK have been mum on what will occur this weekend, but they've made sure the talented Peach state standout felt loved.
"I sent some hightlight tape to them this summer and they asked for some more," Thomason said. "They finally just invited me up, but I've been talking with the coaches a lot and they just really want to see me in person before they decide anything."
At his current height and weight, Thomason certainly fits the mold. His arm strength was one of the better at the Scout.com combines and his forty-time was impressive for a true pocket passer.