ATLANTA, Ga. — The Georgia Bulldogs are standing out for one of Alabama’s best. That’s what Alfred Thomas, a four-star defensive lineman from Montgomery (Ala.) Lanier High, passed along Sunday at the Under Armour All-America Camp tour stop.
The 6’1, 270-pound defensive lineman won the lineman challenge — a series of speed, agility, and strength drills laid out in an obstacle course. It’s been an eventful spring for Thomas.
“Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Southern Mississippi, and Louisville,” Thomas said when asked about new offers. Thomas is strongly considering all of his new offers.
Thomas doesn’t have an official top-eight yet, but said that he will have one out soon. He provided SB Nation with a preview.
“Georgia, Louisville, Missouri, and North Carolina are locks to make my top-eight,” Thomas said. But one school is standing out above the rest.
“Georgia is on top,” he confirmed. After visiting a week ago, Thomas has a better feel for the program.
“I love the environment, the team, they show the most love to me, and I enjoy watching them practice,” he said. “They have a good team this year, I hope they make noise this year.”
Thomas’ best relationships at Georgia are with coaches Glenn Schumann and Tray Scott.
“They tell me how I can fit right in. In their defense they can move me inside, move me outside, and put my in a good position to make plays. That’s what I am going to do.”
Thomas is still keeping his options open, especially when it comes to the in-state schools like Alabama and Auburn. He confirmed both would make his top group if they offer.
Thomas has plans to visit both the Tide and Tigers, along with a return visit to Georgia this spring, and he wants to commit over the summer.
Despite not having ideal size, Thomas is a good blend of athleticism, power, and leverage. He is capable of being a versatile piece of a defense.