Adonis Thomas Fond of Durkin The Person

2015 Lawrenceville (Ga.) Central Gwinnet four-star linebacker Adonis Thomas is an Alabama commitment but with Michigan’s hire of former Florida defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin, the Wolverines could get involved leading up to signing day.

At 6-foot-3, 219-pounds, 2015 Lawrenceville (Ga.) Central Gwinnet four-star linebacker Adonis Thomas fits the profile of a perfect outside linebacker.

Heading into his senior season though, Thomas made the move to the inside to help his team out, responding favorably to the position change.

“I had a good season. I had over 120 tackles, made All-State and all everything so it was a good year,” Thomas told Scout. “I played inside linebacker this year as opposed to outside.

“Most schools want me to come in and play inside now. I’m fine with that, whatever path is quickest to get on the field.”

Currently a verbal commitment to Nick Saban and Alabama, Thomas was at one time a Florida Gators’ commitment, back when D.J. Durkin was still the defensive coordinator in Gainesville.

With Durkin now off to Ann Arbor to command the defense for the Michigan football program, Thomas plans on reaching out to him.

“I’m going to make contact with Coach Durkin just cause of the relationship we have,” Thomas said. “He’s a good coach, and great recruiter but an even better person.

“He was a big reason why I committed to Florida in the first place.”

At this point Thomas didn’t make it seem as though a switch to Michigan was a strong possibility, but the four-star talent believes he’ll get a pitch from Durkin before signing day comes.

“I think he’ll recruit me but he knows I’ll probably stay in the SEC,” Thomas said.

Thomas admittedly doesn’t know too much about new Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, calling it a “good hire” for the Wolverines to snag someone from the NFL.

Just three weeks from officially signing on the dotted line with either Alabama or someone else, Thomas only plans on heading to Tuscaloosa one more time to seal the deal, with no other trips planned.

“Right now I only have one visit planned,” Thomas said. “I’ll visit Alabama next week and that’s it.”


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