Come Friday Thacker will be a Nole

Sanford Seminole defensive tackle Budd Thacker has seen his stock on the rise after and he had an outstanding performance in the Florida-California All-Star game. On Friday, he will commit to Coach Bobby Bowden.

"Tomorrow, I'm going to call Coach Beamer of Virginia Tech and decommit," Budd Thacker said. "On Friday I will commit to Coach Bobby Bowden on my in-home visit."

Why the change of heart?

"It felt more like home and it's a lot closer to my home," he said. "I've always been a Seminole and I couldn't turn them down."

The 6-foot-4 and 275 pound standout has hit it off with position Coach Odell Haggins.

"We talk everyday," he said. "He going to come down and go fishing with me."

As a senior, Thacker recorded 84 tackles and 12 sacks.

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