Friday, March 8, 2013
Coaches' corner: S Ahmad Thomas
By Brandon Chatmon
After recruiting them for several months, Oklahoma's coaching staff finally was able to talk publicly about the players the Sooners added to the program on signing day. Over the next week or so, SoonerNation will review some of the key things coaches had to say about the players signed at each position group during their signing day webcast on Soonersports.com.
Spring football will be Sooners fans' first opportunity to get a look at freshman safety Ahmad Thomas (Miami, Fla./Central). As an early enrollee, Thomas will get the chance to earn himself a spot in the Sooners defense this spring with OU looking to replace three of its five starters in the secondary.
"He’s a guy that is already here working with us,” head coach Bob Stoops said. "[He's] a very physical and tough tackler. He’s a good cover guy."
The Sooners are expecting Thomas to bring a physical presence to the secondary and used the name of Sooners' legend Roy Williams when describing Thomas' hitting ability.
"A big physical, strong safety," defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said. "Roy Williams' name will come up because of his size. How big and physical he is gives us a safety that’s going to have a lot of punch in the middle of the field. He has an incredible future here."