Latarrius Thomas stays with Louisville

Louisville is on a roll. Earlier Friday, the Cardinals landed four-star defensive tackle prospect L.T. Walker. Now, Louisville has just picked up their second four-star prospect of the day in 6-2, 210-pound wide receiver Latarrius Thomas of New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Friday was a good day for the Louisville football program. Earlier in the day, four-star defensive tackle L.T. Walker verbally committed to the Cardinals. Now, Louisville has just added their second four-star prospect of the day.

Latarrius Thomas picked Louisville over Big East rival West Virginia and Mississippi State Friday night.

"He's going to go to Louisville," his guardian Andy Cox told

Thomas and Cox spent a few hours discussing the pros and cons of each school while sharing pizza after school Friday evening.

"It was pretty good," he said the discussion. "We had about an hour and 45 minute discussion and we talked about a lot of different things. He decided that he felt best at Louisville."

Cox's previous relationship with Louisville quarterbacks coach Jeff Brohm may have also played a role in the receivers decision.

"He knows that I know Jeff Brohm real well and feels that if he needs to talk to someone that Coach Brohm would take the time, plus he knows that I'll be talking to him to make sure he's doing what he needs to do," Cox said.

The good news continued for both L.T. and his guardian as the two chose to take their father-son relationship a step further.

"I was going to surprise him on his 18th birthday in March," explained Cox. "He asked me a long time ago to adopt him, so when he turns 18, I'm going to adopt him."

In addition to Louisville, Mississippi State and West Virginia, Thomas also collected scholarship offers from Florida, South Carolina and others.

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