Position: Strong-side defensive end
Measurables: 6-foot-5, 255 pounds
High school: Spanish Fort
Hometown: Spanish Fort, Ala.
Committed: Aug. 13, 2016
247Sports position rank: 20
247Sports rating: 3 stars
AT A GLANCE
Thomas, a mid-year enrollee, had offers from several Southeastern Conference schools, including Alabama, but held firm on his August commitment to the Tigers through a coaching change. Thomas has raw pass rushing skills and will benefit from getting on campus before other defensive line signees.
HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Thomas participated in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game. … As a senior, he had 57 tackles and seven sacks, finishing his high school career with 152 and 21.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
"Justin has good knowledge of the game," Spanish Fort coach Ben Blackmon told AL.com. "He's a good edge rusher. He's got good feet. He just has to work on getting stronger and bigger and just the fundamentals of the game. I think getting in there early will be an advantage for him."