Class of 2005 Prospect - MS LB/DE Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas (6-2, 261, 4.7), a linebacker who plays for Bruce High School in Bruce, Mississippi, talked recruiting with Gene's Page.

Isaiah Thomas Profile:

What schools are showing the most interest in you?
"Mississippi State, Louisiana-Monroe and Southern Miss."

Which schools have offered scholarships?
"Nobody, just yet. They are waiting for my ACT score, then they said they were pretty sure that they are going to offer."

When did you take your ACT?
"I just took it this Saturday."

Have any of the schools talked about bringing you in for an official visit?
"Yes, I have an official visit with Mississippi State on January 14th. I will be at Southern Miss on December 17th."

Since my site is a Mississippi State sports site, I'm going to key on them. What do you like about Mississippi State?
"The coaching staff and the players and the environment."

Have you taken any unofficial visits to Mississippi State?
"I went to their first two home games."

Did you get to watch their game against Florida?
"No, I caught it on the radio."

Did the score surprise you?
"No, I was just waiting for them to have a big breakout game. They have the athletes and the coaches, so it was only a matter of time."

What did Mississippi State's recruiting coach say he likes about you?
"He said he likes the way I play and having a nose for the ball. As far as personality-wise, he likes me and said he believes I am a good kid."

You are a big linebacker. Has the MSU coach talked to you about which position you will play in college?
"He said I would probably play defensive end, but he also said if I could shed a few pounds before I get there I could probably be a linebacker."

What position do you want to play?

Click here to add Isaiah Thomas to your HotList.

Gene Swindoll is the publisher of Dawgs' Bite, Powered by, the source for Mississippi State sports on the sports network. You can contact him by email at

Gene's Page Top Stories