This is why Trent Thompson came to Georgia, to play in games like this on Saturday afternoon.

First reported by the Albany Herald, the nation’s top-ranked defensive player in the 2015 signing class is scheduled to make his first career start against the Crimson Tide according to a text received by his high school coach Octavia Jones.

Thompson has seven tackles in four games and has impressed defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt as the season’s progressed. His 6-foot-4, 300-pound frame will be vital in the middle against an Alabama running game fueled by Derrick Henry.