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Hogs offer in-state sophomore offensive lineman
Arkansas offensive line coach Kurt Anderson watches from the sideline during a game against Texas State on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in Fayetteville.
Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema has extended a scholarship offer to highly regarded Jonesboro sophomore offensive lineman Darius Thomas.
Thomas, 6-6, 308 pounds also has offers from LSU, Georgia, Memphis and Texas State. He started at right tackle for the Hurricanes this past season.
Jonesboro Coach Randy Coleman thinks highly of Thomas.
"First and most important, Darius is a great kid,” said Coleman is an earlier interview. “Darius has a chance to make money someday playing football. He obviously has good size, but his wingspan is over seven feet and he has great feet. He's only 15-years-old so the ceiling on this young man is crazy high. He comes from a good family and we look forward to seeing him develop over the next two years."
Thomas said he received the offer while Facetiming with Coach Bret Bielema and the offensive staff. With Arkansas' spring break coming up next week, he plans to visit the Hogs in April. He has plans to visit Georgia and Auburn in the next week or so.
He said he grew up an Arkansas State fan.
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