Getting to Know: Quentin Thomas

LSU has always fared well in Breaux Bridge and the Tigers landed Quentin Thomas with the 2011 class. The nation's 35th rated defensive tackle recently spoke with and about several topics as he prepares to report to LSU in less than a month.

Quentin Thomas missed his senior year due to having to serve a suspension that was handed down by the parish school board. LSU never turned its back on the standout defensive tackle and Thomas signed with the Tigers in February. Now, he’s less than a month away from reporting to campus and he shared his thoughts on several topics as he prepares to graduate from Breaux Bridge on Friday.

Name: Quentin Thomas

High School: Breaux Bridge

City/State: Breaux Bridge, La.

Scholarship Offers: LSU, Ole Miss and Florida State

Position: Defensive Tackle

Position Ranking: 35th Nationally

2010 Stats: Did not play


Current Height – “I’m the same I was last year, 6-3.”


Current Weight – “I’m between 280 and 290 but I want to drop some weight and get back to 260 to 270.”


Update on LSU’s workout program – “I just got Phase 2 and I’m starting it Monday.”


How was Phase 1 – “I’m just trying to get back in football shape and get faster and it helped with that. It consisted of a lot of agility drills and working out. The work outs were some of what we did at Breaux Bridge but these add some different techniques to them and are a lot more demanding.”


What date are you reporting to campus – “June 5th.”


Majoring in – “It was going to be Engineering but I changed it to Sports Management.”


What was it about LSU – “I grew up on LSU and they showed more love than the other schools that offered. It was a lot more family oriented and that really grew on me.”


What’s with the Breaux Bridge connection and LSU – “I felt like I had to go out and represent and continue that tradition. Most of us probably grew up on LSU and when we got that offer we had to go with it. I’m sure we all had different reasons but the common thing with it all is being a Tiger.”


Did you help land Lamar Louis and Travin Dural – “I wouldn’t say I played a role in their decision but Lamar called me and asked for my input on what they were offering. Travin told me when he got his offer and he was excited. I really didn’t have to tell them much about LSU because they’ve been around enough to know everything LSU offers and the coaches did a good job.”


The staff stuck with you even though you couldn’t play your senior year – “It made me feel like they had faith in me and didn’t want to go off of what they heard and what wasn’t true. They were behind me and they kept their end of the deal so now I have to go there and keep up my end of it.”


LSU’s reputation for sending D-linemen to the NFL – “It’s more of a motivation thing and it really pushes me to get my name up there where I become an All-American and get drafted high like Glenn Dorsey and the other guys that were there before me.”


What has Brick Haley told you recently – “The main goal is to get me in there and fit in and get some playing time. I’m trying to not get redshirted so I won’t be out for two years but that will be up to the coaches.”


Academic status – “I’m just waiting on my final transcripts to make sure my grades are right. I already have a 21 on my ACT and my grades should be good but I want to make sure before I say anything for certain.”


Message to the LSU staff – “I’m coming in ready to work and ready to help LSU win a championship.”

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