March 26, 2019

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Diamond in the Rough: Thomas Deloach, St. Thomas More High School

Thomas DeLoach is an Offensive Tackle from St. Thomas More High School in Lafayette, LA. Thomas has good strength and is a very tough blocker. He plays with leverage and beats most defensive lineman that are bigger than him. He has a strong initial punch and quick feet that he uses to set up defenders on key blocks to spring his running back. Thomas has a nasty streak and plays until the whistle. He also has a high motor and doesn’t take plays off. He was selected to 1st team All-District last season. At the next level he could be used more as a fullback. Going into his senior year, DeLoach is now an experienced starter and ready to help the team push for another playoff run.


Height: 5’10

Weight: 240

Bench: 350

Squat: 405

40 Time: 5.02

GPA: 3.0

ACT: 22


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When did you start playing football?

I started playing when I was 9 years old for a Lafayette league. The CSA Tigers is what the team was called. I fell in love with the sport the first practice I went to and I knew that football was going to be the sport that I was going to play all the way through high school.


What do you love about football?

I love the family aspect of the game, you look up to your leaders and also get the chance to lead. It’s a physical game and how its different from other sports.


What would you consider are your main strengths?

I would say, I am a mean player and how low to the ground I get on my blocks. Also, another strength is my football IQ. Just knowing where the ball is going. Know where to place myself and I have a lot of quality experience.


What position do you see yourself playing at the next level?

I see myself more as a fullback at the next level because I don’t have the height for a college lineman.


How did your junior season go for you?

It was a good season. I got a lot of experience starting. Our season got cut short in the semi-finals and we are using that loss as motivation to win a championship for this year. A key moment for my Junior year is when I pulled block on a play against Park View and our running back ran off me for a 70-yard touchdown in the quarter finals.


What are you working on this summer to improve on?

Getting stronger, faster, and becoming a leader on my team.


What are your goals for your senior year?

My goals are to win a state championship and repeat as 1st team All-District.


What would college coaches be most impressed about you?

Just the way that I play. I’m nasty and I have very good feet for how big I am. I can block bigger people than me.


What would you like to major in while in college?