LSU 5-star commit Kardell Thomas has already made a public promise to the Tigers, one he intends on keeping during his career in Baton Rouge.
He’s tired of the letdown performances vs. Alabama and vows to reverse the Tide when he steps on campus.
Thomas guaranteed LSU wouldn’t lose to Alabama during his career after Saturday’s 29-0 loss in Baton Rouge, the Tigers’ eighth straight loss to Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide.
“Mark My Words,” Thomas wrote. “WE WILL BEAT BAMA ALL MY YEARS HERE REMEMBER THIS TWEET I DONT CARE WHAT ANYONE HAS TO SAY IT’S A BOLD STATEMENT AND I WILL BE READY TO BACK IT UP. GOOD GAME ALABAMA BUT ENJOY THIS LAST WIN AGAINST US.”
Mark My Words
WE WILL BEAT BAMA ALL MY YEARS HERE REMEMBER THIS TWEET I DONT CARE WHAT ANYONE HAS TO SAY IT’S A BOLD STATEMENT AND I WILL BE READY TO BACK IT UP.
GOOD GAME ALABAMA BUT ENJOY THIS LAST WIN AGAINST US ?????? #ForeverLSU
— Kardell thomas (@kardellt62) November 4, 2018
Thomas, one of the jewel’s in Ed Orgeron’s 2019 class, is the nation’s top-ranked offensive guard and the 29th-best player nationally according to the 247Sports Composite. The dominant 6-foot-3, 355-pounder out of Southern University Lab School in Baton Rouge committed to the Tigers 2.5 years ago and has not wavered during his recruitment. This season, Thomas has taken officials to Florida State and Penn State.
His comments on Saturday seemed to strike a cord with Nolan Smith, a 5-star Georgia commit, many believe could flip to Alabama before signing day. And based on his Monday morning tweet, you can see why those murmurs have surfaced:
Lol sooo he trying to beat us??? ?? https://t.co/56Dmms8fuc
— Nolan Smith II (@SmithNoland2) November 5, 2018
Smith, an essential diamond in Georgia’s fourth-ranked class for 2019, is the No. 2 player overall nationally and the nation’s second-best pass rusher according to the 247Sports Composite.
LSU supporters weren’t pleased following the Tigers’ third shutout loss in their past eight games vs. the Crimson Tide. LSU lost the battle at the line of scrimmage never managed to find a rhythm offensively, falling behind early and never regaining any fluidity with the football.
Undervalued a bit coming in, Alabama’s defense held the Tigers to 13 first downs and less than 200 yards of total offense with a dominant outing.
“Our offensive line was getting beaten one-on-one,” Orgeron said. “We had max protection. Those guys were beating us. They stunned us. We tried everything we possibly could — go full-wide, max protection. We just got beat.
I think Alabama overpowered us. When you max protect. When you do everything you can to protect and they’re beating you, you gotta look at personnel. You gotta get better. I don’t think it was scheme at all.”