Thomas to Visit ECU

2015 Lincoln (Tallahassee, Fla.) offensive tackle Tarrick Thomas is seeing interest from top programs and will visit ECU this summer. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about the Pirates.

After an impressive junior season at Lincoln, offensive tackle Tarrick Thomas has seen his recruitment take off. The talented recruit has six total offers, four of which he landed in Feb. 2014.

Alabama, Georgia Tech, Florida Atlantic, UNC Charlotte, ECU and Cincinnati have all extended offers. Other schools like Marshall, Southern Mississippi, USF, Florida State and UNC Chapel Hill have started to show more interest in Thomas.

As far as a current top school, Thomas doesn't have one. However, it is safe to speculate that if the hometown Seminoles from FSU offer him they could jump out in front.

ECU defensive coordinator Rick Smith was the first to contact Thomas. Offensive line coach Brandon Jones quickly followed up with Thomas once he saw how talented he is. Both are in charge of his recruitment and will likely turn up the heat moving forward.

Thomas described his relationship with ECU as just "okay" right now. He doesn't know much about the school but wants to learn more.

"I plan on visiting ECU this summer," said the 6-foot-4, 270-pound Thomas. "I have yet to set up a specific date."

Florida State hosted Thomas five times with four unofficial visits and one camp. He also attended Junior Days at Georgia Tech and USF last month. That makes up the extent of his visits to this point.

Throughout his career, Thomas has been known for his football IQ by his coaches and teammates. He knows what he is good at and knows what he would like to improve on in order to impress more coaches his senior year.

"The strengths of my game are knowing all positions and recognizing different defenses," said Thomas. "I am good at making calls (at the line) and picking up blitzes. I plan on working on extending my arms in order to get defenders off of me."

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