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Four star linebacker Thomas Johnston makes it official and signs with UAB

Thomas Johnston is UAB’s best commit in this year’s class.

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Four star linebacker Thomas Johnston has made it official and will join the UAB Blazers to be apart of #theReturn.

Johnston turned down several SEC schools to be apart of the rebuild that is taking place in Birmingham. Johnston is one of the best players coming out of Alabama in this year’s class and is a historic haul for the UAB football program.

With the makeup of the roster still in flux it is possible that Johnston will be a day one starter as he is the best player to sign in this year’s and last year’s class.

Without question Johnston will be the face of the UAB program going forward and a huge source of pride for the Birmingham community. UAB’s recruiting class is currently ranked 11th in Conference USA.