Thomas Staying Focused

MARIETTA, Ga. - While Adonis Thomas has only narrowed his top choices to 10, a decision could come sooner than you think.

The four-star linebacker out of Central Gwinnett High didn't have much attention from college recruiters prior to his junior season, but Adonis Thomas says the offers began to pile up soon after. As the 6-foot-4, 215-pound defender gets ready to start Spring football, he now has scholarship offers from the likes of SEC schools like Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and More.

"Before the season I didn't have many offers, but now I have a lot of offers," Thomas said. "I've been going to schools like Florida, Miami, Georgia and things like that."

While Georgia has laid an offer on Thomas' table, it may have to beat out Florida, the school Thomas said he has had the most contact with as of late. Thomas has found a lot of positives in Florida.

"Coach (Will) Muschamp and Coach (D.J.) Durkin, and just like the way they play defense, the location and everything," Thomas explained.

But hold the phone, because Jeremy Pruitt may have put Georgia on the map for Thomas. Prior to Pruitt's arrival in Athens, Thomas said he heard very little, if nothing at all from the Dawgs. Now that Pruitt is at the helm of Georgia's defense, however, Thomas is staying in touch with the University.

"Before Coach Pruitt came they weren't recruiting me, but now they are, so we'll see," Thomas said. "He's a real dude. He's going to tell you the truth (and) tell you what he likes. He's a real football, defensive guru. It's always good to talk to him like that."

The timing for Thomas' announcement is still up in the air, though. It all depends on how hectic it gets for him. If the process begins to put a strain on Thomas' preparation for his senior season, he says he'll make the call before the season starts.

However, if things stay relatively calm, he plans to wait a little longer.

"No time soon, but if it gets out of control, probably like before my season or after my season," Thomas said. "Or I might just wait to do it like at the end."

His only goals at the moment are getting ready for Spring football with his team, and putting on some weight. Thomas wants to put on some weight, but sacrifice none of his speed.

While Thomas' weight currently sits at 215, he wants to add another five pounds to get to an even 220. The four-star prospect says he knows there's still plenty of work to do before he makes his decision.

Football comes first.

"I'm just working every day with my team; getting ready for Spring ball, Summer and stuff like that," Thomas said.

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