Decision day for Thomas; Who will it be?

Four-star wide receiver Latarrius Thomas from New Smyrna, Florida will announce his college decision Friday night. The 6-2, 210-pound Thomas has narrowed his choices down to three finalists - Louisville, West Virginia, and Mississippi State. Which school will Thomas choose?

Today is decision day for four-star receiver Latarrius Thomas.

The 6-2, 210-pound Thomas has narrowed his choices to three programs - Louisville, West Virginia, and Mississippi State. Louisville assistant Tony Levine paid Thomas a visit Tuesday, while West Virginia head coach Rich Rodriguez and three assistants visited Wednesday. Two Bulldog assistants met with Thomas Thursday.

So who will it be for the talented New Smyrna Beach, Florida prospect?

If Thomas' friend and Louisville commit Johnny Patrick is right, Thomas will be joining him at U of L next fall. Patrick, a three-star wide receiver from Deland, Florida, told Monday that he expected Thomas to follow him to Louisville.

"I talk to him every day," Patrick said. "Latarrius said (Sunday) that he's definitely coming and Friday he's going to announce it."

Thomas' guardian, Andy Cox, said he and Latarrius will go out for pizza Friday afternoon and finalize his college choice. According to Cox, it's not going to be easy for Thomas to tell two of the schools ‘no.'

"He's a good kid and he likes everybody, so I think it is going to hurt him a little bit to have to tell two of these people that he's not going to their school," Cox told "But that's part of growing up."

Thomas has made official visits to each of his three finalists. After taking his visit to Louisville, Thomas verbally committed to the Cardinals. But he backed out of that commitment publicly before visiting West Virginia and Mississippi State. Cox said Thomas has concerns about each of his finalists as decision time nears.

"He has concerns about each place and he has positives about each one," said Cox. "His question with Louisville is Coach Petrino in the running for the Raiders job. Some say he is, some say he isn't. I think his question about West Virginia is exactly how much will they throw the ball. With Mississippi State it's the Southeastern Conference. Can they get it done? How long will it take? Things like that."

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