Gridiron Football Top 300: Colton Thomasson

Colton Thomasson is a Class of 2023 Offensive Guard for Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas. Only going into his junior year, Colton possesses a build with great potential at 6’8” 325 lbs. Colton is an offensive coordinators dream player as he can do everything he is asked to do from pulling around the edge and putting a linebacker on his back to stopping incoming defensive lineman in their tracks. Thomasson may be known for his presence in the trenches, but he’s also a star in the classroom with a 4.0 GPA. Colton Thomasson is definitely a player to look out for in his promising young career.

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Why did you choose to play football and when did you start? My dad’s a coach so I grew up around it and eventually grew a love for the game. II had played flag football my whole life and then started playing tackle in 6th grade.

What life skills has football taught you over time? I think football has taught me how to be responsible, disciplined, to be on time, and win and lose with class.

Where do you prefer the Defensive lineman to line up on you? Why? I can beat them in every position they are in but prefer a tight three or a two.

As an Offensive Lineman, what’s your favorite play? I like a pulling play or an inside zone.

Have you always played right guard, or have you moved around? I played offensive tackle all the way till 8th grade then I moved to guard in high school. However, I can play anywhere on the line.

What’s something you look for as soon as you line up? Hand placement of the defensive lineman, it can tell you a lot about what they are going to do.

Favorite part about playing in the trenches? Just the brotherhood of the offensive line in every line I’ve ever been a part of and getting pancakes.

What current or past player, do you think your game mirrors the most? Joe Thomas and Alejandro Villanueva, they play the game how it’s supposed to be played.

Does your jersey number hold any significance to you? I started with number 99, and then switched to 77 and kind of had it ever since.

What do you do in track and how was it helped you become a better football player? Shotput and discus, it made me a better football player by increasing my hip mobility improving my feet movement.

Outside of sports, do you have any hobbies you like to do? Just hanging out with friends and family.

What is your favorite pre-game song to listen to? My top 3 are Dreams and Nightmares, Lose Yourself, and In The Air Tonight.

In your opinion, what is the best aspect of your game? I would have to say my feet, because people underestimate how mobile I can be at my size.

How do you think Covid-19 impacted your sophomore season? Well in Texas, it really didn’t impact much we had a three-week delay at the beginning of the season. The only challenge it presented was the worry of not playing some games and losing key players in games.

Do you have any goals for your junior season? Just to make first team all-district, go to state, and get stronger/faster.

At the end of the day, who is someone you look up to? I look up to my dad and my offensive Line coach.

Describe a time where you were going through adversity, how did you get through it? I’m blessed at this point in my life to not have gone through much adversity, but in 8th grade got sick in a basketball and I had to play through that.

Finally, what are colleges going to get out of you? Colleges are going to get a hard worker, who will give 110% and then some, and someone who’s going to listen and do what they need to do.