TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama’s coaching staff didn’t waste anytime hitting the recruiting trail on with Thursday marking the end of the NCAA’s “dead period.”
The big news from the Crimson Tide’s side of things came from new offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin heading to Oxford to visit five-star Auburn commit Racean “Roc” Thomas.
Oxford coach Ryan Herring confirmed that Kiffin was in Oxford and that he visited with Thomas for “about 30 minutes.”
The blue-chip running back prospect took some unofficial visits to Tuscaloosa last spring and fall, but has remained firm in his pledge to the Tigers.
“He’s 100 percent (committed to Auburn),” Herring told the Anniston Star. “I haven’t seen any change. I don’t think you’re going to see a change.”
Thomas, who was named Mr. Football for the state of Alabama on Wednesday, has been committed to Auburn since August of 2013.
At 5-foot-11, 200-pounds, Thomas rushed for 2,211 yards and 32 touchdowns as a senior.
With Auburn running back Tre Mason leaving early for the NFL Draft, Thomas could play a big role as a true freshman on the Plains.
Anniston Star reporter Brandon Miller contributed to this report.