New Iberia, La. offensive guard Zhamal Thomas went for several months without even showing up on the recruiting radar. After a big spring the offers began rolling in and now that his film has hit Rivals.com interest has begun to come in from coast to coast.
"I have gotten calls from LSU, Florida, Arkansas, USC, Clemson, Texas A&M, Texas, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Monroe and some others have called me already this month," Thomas said. "I was shocked when USC called. They said they saw my film on Rivals and had a big need for guards this year and were going to be watching me closely."
Thomas played last season at about 340 pounds, he's worked hard in the off-season lifting weights, running and shedding the pounds and is now playing at 315.
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"I haven't been to any games yet, but I am probably going to go to the LSU-Tennessee game next weekend," Thomas said. "That might be the only place I go this year, because I don't have transportation to go very far. I will have to visit Florida, Arkansas, Clemson and the others on an official visit."
Thomas is ranked as the No. 6 player in the state of Louisiana and is ranked as the nation's No. 11 offensive guard. He is a member of the Rivals 250 as well.
"I had a top three of LSU, Ole Miss and Clemson," Thomas said. "That might be changing though with schools like Texas and USC recruiting me. I know LSU is going to stay in that top group and the others might, but we will just have to see right now."
Even Thomas himself is unsure of when he will narrow down his list.
Zhamal Thomas VideoClick "My list seems to be growing right now, not shrinking," Thomas said. "I need to talk to my coach and start setting up official visits. He is going to help me out with that because he knows when you can take them, how many you can take and all that and I don't."Here to view this Link.