Racean "Roc" Thomas recruit scouting report: Perfect back for Auburn

Bud Elliott

Racean "Roc" Thomas is one of the best running backs in the class of 2014. Out of Oxford (Ala.) High School, he was offered by almost every major program in the country. He selected Auburn on August second, and has been quite solid ever since.

For my money, Thomas is one of the five best running backs in the country. According to the 247sports composite, he is the fourth-best back.

What makes Thomas so special? A number of things. First, he is exceptionally quick. Thomas has the ability to abuse defenders and make them look silly with his acceleration any agility. He is also quite strong for his 5'11, 196-pound frame, and plays with great functional strength. A quick-twitch monster, if Thomas gets daylight, he will not often be caught. He also has fantastic balance.

I would like to see Thomas improve his receiving, and I cannot really comment on his blocking as I have not seen him block.

Auburn's system creates a lot of opportunities for big runs, and Thomas should really thrive for the Tigers.

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