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Alabama Loses Commitment Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas, a four-star athlete from Prattville, Alabama has decommitted from the Alabama Crimson Tide. This change of heart apparently stems from a disagreement over which position Thomas will play at the next level:

Tide commit Justin Thomas decommits b/c he wants to play QB and Bama wants him as a KR/WR
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Thomas is an explosive athlete who happens to play quarterback for Prattville High. He is not considered an elite quarterback prospect, but isn't terrible at the position. He's certainly not a four-star level prospect as a quarterback.

If Thomas has his heart set on playing quarterback, this is the right choice. Alabama runs a conservative, pro-style offense that puts an emphasis on the quarterback making smart decisions above everything else. Nick Saban's team has never shown a willingness to adapt the offense to use a quarterback's legs. 

Thomas makes things happen with his feet, and makes a lot of mistakes as well. He'll need to find an offense that fits his skillset. Alabama obviously hates to lose a kid of Thomas' caliber, but it's important that both sides know the deal before enrolling.

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