Georgia Tech hopes to sign two running backs for next year.
Lovejoy’s Travis Custis has already committed to the Yellow Jackets, which are looking at numerous candidates for the other scholarship spot.
One of the other candidates is East Paulding’s Kamani Thomas, who has early football scholarship offers from Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Troy and Southern Miss.
The 5-foot-9, 190-pounder was one of several top prospects that attended Georgia Tech’s spring game on Friday.
Some of the others in attendance on Friday were ELCA DE Isaac Rochell, Alpharetta DE-LB Naim Mustafaa, Chamblee DE Davin Bellamy, Tucker QB-WR Juwaan Williams, Norcross RB Alvin Kamara, Tri-Cities OL Shamire Devine, Jonesboro WR Cam Sutton, Northgate WR-DB Brandon Facyson, Jonesboro WR-DB Cam Sutton and Jackson DT Jay Woods.
Thomas feels good about his chances of getting an offer from Georgia Tech after talking with assistant Brian Bohannon on Friday.
“I’m pretty sure they will offer, after talking with [Bohannon],” Thomas said. “They’re going to come by my school for spring practice and re-evaluate me. They want to see if I’m still the same player I was as a sophomore.”
Last year as a junior, Thomas was hindered the entire season with a turf toe injury, missing 5-6 games and sitting out parts of other games. He is healthy for East Paulding’s spring practice, which begins May 2.
“Georgia Tech told me that I’m one of the top players on their list,” Thomas said. “Yes, I would love to have an offer from Georgia Tech. It’s a good school, it’s not a far drive, and my family can come to all the games. It’s a city school in downtown Atlanta, where there’s a lot of fun things going on.”
Thomas said Georgia Tech couldn’t say whether he projects to play A-Back or B-Back for them because it depends on his growth over the next year.
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