Rebels offer 4th recruit from Olive Branch
Coaches Orgeron and DeLeone attended Olive Branch's practice on Tuesday, and they must have liked what they saw, as Victor became the Rebels newest offer.
Thomas has now received scholarship offers from MSU, Ole Miss, and Louisville.
Height: 6' 5"
40 time: 4.92
Grades: 2.75 GPA / 64 Units ACT
From: Olive Branch, MS
High School: Olive Branch (5A)
The following information was revealed during our interview with Victor Thomas:
What are your strengths on the defensive line? "I get off the ball real good."
What are you working on for the next level? "Ball recognition and my ball get off."
How long have you been starting for Olive Branch? "This was my first year."
What were your stats? "I do not know them for sure, but I know I had over 40 tackles and 5 sacks."
Any awards? "I was named 2nd Team All-Region."
What are your personal goals for your senior campaign? "I just want to step up my whole game and everything. We also want that ring this year."
Who are the main schools that are recruiting you? "MSU, Ole Miss, Louisville, Memphis, lets see, Clemson, Nebraska, Auburn, and USM."
Which school is recruiting you the hardest? "Ole Miss and MSU. I got an offer from Louisville too."
Which schools are you keeping an eye on? "Auburn and Ole Miss. Add MSU to that list too."
What attracts you to Auburn? "Their defensive program. Just their defense."
What do you like about Ole Miss? "Coach Orgeron and the way he runs his defense. He said they are running the same defense at Ole Miss as he ran at USC. I do not know, I just like Coach Orgeron a lot."
What are MSU's positives? "They are going to be losing a few linemen next year, and I could go in and play next year."
Have you had a chance to take some visits this Spring? "Yes sir, I went to Ole Miss' Jr Day, and I went to MSU for an unofficial."
Is there any one coach that you feel like you have developed a tight bond? "No, not yet."
The May evaluation period started (April 15th - May 30th) recently; which coaches have come by to scout you? "We started Spring practice on Monday. Coach Brick Haley from MSU and a recruiter from Memphis were there. Tuesday, Coaches Orgeron and DeLeone were there. And today (Wednesday), there was a coach from Louisville there."
Did you attend any camps last summer? "I went to Ole Miss' and the MidSouth Combine."
Where are you headed this summer? "I am going to the scout.com combine (at Starkville), and I am going to the Ole Miss and MSU team camps. Coach told me that we are probably going to go to Auburn too."
What will you be looking at when it comes decision time? "The academics. Do they have great academics? "And that school's defense. And if I can play early and not wait 2 or 3 years before they play me."
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