"LSU went good," said Thomas. "It was a really good camp. I like that school. I've always been an LSU fan and liked the school.
Many sent tight end Nic Jacobs to LSU a few years ago.
"I know Nic, but I don't really know him all that well," said Thomas. "I looked up to him when he was playing at Many."
Thomas was at LSU's OL/DL camp. He followed up with a trip to Alabama.
"The coaches were great," he said of the Crimson Tide staff. "I really enjoyed it. I was really impressed with Coach (Jeff) Stoutland. He gave me great help with offensive line techniques that will help me personally."
Many went 7-4 last year and lost to Homer in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs, 36-21.
"We should have a really good team," Thomas said. "We have a new offensive coordinator (Tommy Hall) who coached (former LSU offensive line great) Ben Wilkerson at Hemphill (Texas).
"Everything is working well for us as a team."
Many faces the Oakdale Warriors in Week one next month.