After rushing for 1,950 yards in 2010, running back Kamani Thomas of Dallas (Ga.) East Paulding is far behind that pace this fall because he missed his team's first three games with turf toe.
Nonetheless, the 5-feet-9, 185-pound junior still thinks he can top last season's effort.
"I'm back to 100 percent," Thomas said. "It'll be tough. But if I get back to doing what I was doing last year I should probably be able to do it."
In the two games he has played, Thomas topped the 100-yard mark each time. More important to him, though, was that he was back on the field.
"I mean, our team won, but it still hurt not being out there with my teammates," Thomas said.
To date, Thomas claims offers from Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Troy and Vanderbilt, all of which pulled the trigger in the spring.
"Tennessee might be close," Thomas said. "And Alabama might be close."
Thomas has been to games at Alabama, Georgia Tech and Michigan thus far this fall. For now, Alabama is the program he likes the most.
"I went to Michigan last weekend," he said. "It was okay. It could have been better. I wanted to talk to the coaches a little more than I did. Alabama was great. It was the best college stadium I've been to. The fans were great. Alabama was the best so far."
Thomas will be at Georgia this weekend.
"I've been to the school a couple times in the spring," he said. "They just invited me to a game, so I have to get up there and check it out."