Three Suitors Slide to the Front for 2018 Three-Star Cornerback Juanyeh Thomas

A trio of schools are distancing themselves in the recruitment of 2018 three-star cornerback, Juanyeh Thomas, a product of Niceville (Fla.) Senior High.

Three schools, including a pair out of the SEC, are sitting comfortably atop the list for 6-foot-2, 192-pound Juanyeh Thomas, a three-star cornerback at Niceville (Fla.) Senior High.

"My top three are Georgia Tech, Auburn and Florida," Thomas said. "Auburn is a very good school and I'm highly interested in them. I love all of the coaching staff, as well as the environment.

"Florida, I go visit there for junior day this week and will meet all the coaches and everything. Florida has been very interested in me, and they have been showing me a lot of love. I could really see myself at Florida.

"Georgia Tech has been one of my top schools since sophomore year. I waited for their offer, and now that I have an offer, I'm very interested in Georgia Tech and their football program.

"At the end of the day, I could see myself going to either three of these schools."

A former teammate and Scout 300 wide receiver, Elijah Stove, also straps up the pads for coach Gus Malzahn and the Tigers, so there is familiarity there.

"I love Auburn," Thomas said. "As soon as I got on campus, I felt the love. Auburn just makes me feel like I'm here at Niceville; it makes me feel like I'm at home."

Thomas, who is still waiting on an offer from coach Jim McElwain and the in-state Gators, goes as far as saying that Georgia Tech is a "dream" offer in his recruitment.

"I love how everything on game day is live at Georgia Tech," Thomas said. "Their coaches are very much excited just like the players.

"Also, I love how they have a really good program for engineering. Georgia Tech was my first dream offer."

Thomas hopes to make his decision during spring ball or before his school's spring game.

Stay tuned to Scout for the latest developments in Thomas' recruitment.

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