DE Darion Thomas
6-4, 240, 4.7
Clinch County High School
The Clemson coaching staff is always working to find the hidden star prospect, and it appears as though new defensive coordinator Vic Koenning may have found this year's gem. "I got my offer from Clemson last week. They are talking to me about a possibly coming there and grayshirting," Georgia native Darion Thomas told CUTigers.com Monday evening.
The 6-3, 245 pound prospect had a very impressive senior season for Clinch County High. "Yeah, I had a pretty good year. I had 72 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, two fumble recoveries including one for a touchdown. I played tight end on offense but was mainly a blocking tight end," said Thomas.
Coach Koenning was very familiar with the abilities of the Georgia standout when he accepted the job at Clemson. "Coach K recruited me for Troy," stated the talented athlete. "I know him pretty well."
Thomas plans to make his decision over the course of the next few hours. "I will have my decision made by tomorrow. No doubt. I am talking with my family and my coaches tonight," said Thomas.
The Tigers appear to be working hard for his commitment. "Yeah I just got off the phone with Coach Hobby right before this call. He was just telling me to come on up to Clemson," said Thomas.
"I haven't been to Clemson. I was suppose to go last weekend, but the coach that was going to take me couldn't make the trip so I couldn't go," added Thomas.
When asked what the chances are that he decides to sign with the Tigers on Wednesday, Thomas responded, "I would say about 50 percent."
Thomas will make his decision, hopefully later this evening, between Clemson and Troy. The Tigers are recruiting Thomas as a defensive end. We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding athlete from Georgia, right up through signing day.
Update: Shortly before 10 PM ET, CUTigers.com learned that Thomas decided to go with Troy, as opposed to signing with Clemson and grayshirting.
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