Thomason Schedules Official Visit

North Carolina assistant coach Deke Adams visited McDonough (Ga.) Eagle's Landing Christian Academy to speak to Justin Thomason.

"He talked about recruiting me – when he was coming back in two weeks and my official visit," Thomason said. "We scheduled the official visit for the 27th [of January]."

Thomason, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound defensive end, has also scheduled an official visit to Syracuse the weekend of Jan. 20. With only one open weekend left in January remaining, he's in the process of scheduling an official trip to Michigan State, but is also considering an official visit to Georgia Tech.

The four aforementioned schools make up Thomason's finalist list.

"Mainly, [I like] the education and the program with North Carolina," Thomason said. "The education and I like the defensive coordinator at Syracuse. With Michigan State, I like Coach Dave Warner and they're obviously headed in a good direction. And Georgia Tech, I like the education and it's like 45 minutes away."

Thomason doesn't have a leader among his four finalists and will use his official visits to break the tie.

"It's going to come down to where I feel at home and how I feel about my position coach," Thomason said. "And how my parents feel about the school [is important]."

Thomason says the Tar Heels' new staff's late start doesn't put UNC at a disadvantage.

"They were recruiting me at Southern Miss, so I know them – they're just at a different school now," Thomason said.

Besides scheduling the official visit, Adams also discussed UNC's defensive scheme with Thomason.

"He says he sees me fitting in as a pass rusher," Thomason said.

As a senior, Thomason played every position in ELCA's front seven and accumulated 109 tackles, 20 tackles for a loss, ten sacks, and two forced fumbles. He also had ten catches, including one for a touchdown, from his tight end position. ELCA went 12-1, losing in the semi-finals of the GHSA Class A playoffs.

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