But the 6-foot-6, 330-pound Thomas said he left with good memories of the Cardinals.
"They showed me a good time," Thomas said. "It was all great; I just loved it all. I really liked the school and the coaches and the facilities. I liked it all."
Thomas was hosted by U of L freshman tight end Charles Standberry. He's been close friends with Standberry and his family for "a long, long time."
"I knew him and grew up with him," Thomas said. "We're good friends and he knows my dad well. That's kind of a big factor for me. It would be nice since he is already there, if I came in then I would know someone to help me get adjusted.
"That won't be my main factor, but it will help a lot."
Thomas is projected as an offensive tackle in college and said he spent time with the U of L coaches, including Bobby Petrino and line coach Chris Klenakis, talking about what the Cardinals have coming back next season in the trenches.
"I spent most of the time wiht coach K," Thomas said. "But I talked to a lot of the other coaches and have a good relationship with coach (L.D. Scott). It was pretty cool to get to talk to those guys and stuff.
"I spent time in the O-Line meetings and watched a little film. Coach K told me since they were losing four people that I could come in and play strong tackle right away."
Thomas said he is visiting Virginia Tech this weekend and then would "probably take some more" visits before making a decision close to signing day.