ECCC Sophomore TE Jordan Thomas Camps at MSU

East Central (MS) Community College sophomore tight end Jordan Thomas talks about camping at Mississippi State.

  • Name: Jordan Thomas
  • Classification: Sophomore
  • Junior College: East Central (MS) Community College
  • High School: Sumrall (MS) High School
  • Position: TE/DE
  • HT: WT: 6-foot-7, 275
  • Ranking: NR
  • Schools Of Interest: Central Arkansas, Georgia State, Houston, Memphis, Mississippi State, Ohio, South Alabama, West Virginia

  • "It was a great day," said Thomas. "I thought I caught the ball pretty well. They had me all over the place (position-wise). I didn't mind that at all. Wherever you put me, I will play."

    Thomas played tight end at East Central (MS) Community College during his freshman season. He played there as well as defensive end during the MSU camp.

    "They wanted to try me at defensive end because I am 6-foot-7, 270 pounds with very quick hands and quick feet," said Thomas, who ran a 4.6 forty-yard dash at the Mississippi State camp.

    It appears the Bulldog staff liked what they saw from the talented youngster.

    "(Defensive line) Coach (Daivd) Turner and (Tight end) Coach (Scott) Sallach both said they liked my size and speed," said Thomas. "And (Mississippi State head) Coach Dan Mullen told me that they are going to recruit me but they aren't sure for which position. He told me that he likes my size and my speed. He said I am a 6-foot-7, 270 guy who is very athletic."

    Thomas is excited that the Bulldogs are now recruiting him.

    "It is a great program," said Thomas. "I like it a lot. It is a very big program but I think I can make the transition from junior college."

    Several colleges are recruiting Thomas.

    "I am receiving recruiting interest from West Virginia, Central Arkansas, South Alabama, Ohio, Memphis, Houston, Georgia State and now Mississippi State," said Thomas, who has had a growth spurt since coming to junior college, going from about 6-foot-4, 250 to his current 6-foot-7, 275.

    Mississippi State is one of several camps that Thomas is attending this summer.

    "This was my first camp," he said. "I am also going to Memphis, Cincinnati and Cenral Arkansas."

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