Recruiting Update - LB Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas (6-2, 261, 4.7), a linebacker who plays for Bruce High School in Bruce, Mississippi, has a leader.

Isaiah Thomas Profile:

Isaiah Thomas is a talented athlete who plays for Bruce High School in Bruce, Mississippi. Three schools have continued to stay in contact, Mississippi State, Southern Miss and Louisiana-Monroe. One has even come into his home recently.

"Coach Grimes, from Mississippi State, has come to my home," said Thomas who is being recruited as a linebacker/defensive end but prefers linebacker.

Two schools have set up official visits and one is in the talking stage.

"I have two (official visits) scheduled, one to Southern Miss (December 17th) and the other at Mississippi State (January 14th)," said Thomas. "Louisiana-Monroe is also talking to me about a visit."

Other schools are staying in contact, although they haven't set up a visit.

"Coach Roper of Ole Miss called," said Thomas. "I also had calls from Alabama and Nebraska."

Does he have a favorite school?

"Mississippi State, that's it," Thomas said with no hesitation.

Although Mississippi State is the clear leader, he plans to hold off making a final decision for a few more weeks.

"Probably mid-January is when I'll make my decision," said Thomas. "I want to talk it over with my brother (former Ole Miss football player Fred Thomas)."

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