Auburn signee: Racean Thomas

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comJanuary 17, 2014 

Incoming freshman running back Racean Thomas will have an opportunity to win the starting job this fall. The same goes for fellow freshman Kamryn Pettway, according to offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee and running backs coach Tim Horton.

BILL WILSON — Anniston Star

Racean Thomas

Oxford High School; Oxford, Ala.

Pos: Running back

Ht: 5-foot-11

Wt: 198 pounds

Stats (Senior season): 2,211 yards and 32 touchdowns

Stars (Rivals/Scout/247): 5/5/4

Twitter: @El_GoldenChild

Quick hit: One of the crown jewels of the 2014 class, Alabama's Mr. Football is so gifted some analysts believe he could step in as a true freshman and replace record-setting Heisman Trophy finalist Tre Mason in the backfield.

Malzahn says: "He was the top running back on our guys' board. Our offensive staff identified him early, they recruited him extremely hard. Once again, a key to this class. He was very loyal to us, could have went anywhere and chose to not. He stayed with us, we really feel like he's got the ability to come in immediately and make a huge impact."

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