Syracuse wants to add two more linebackers to the 2014 class. One of their top targets is Suwanee (Ga.) Collins Hills three star Jonathan Thomas. Orange linebackers coach Clark Lea took the trip south for an in-home visit with Thomas and family.
"He came around 7:00pm and left a little after 8:30pm," Thomas said. "He was just talking about Syracuse and the program. He asked how my season went. Then we just talked about what Syracuse has for me and what my role would be when I get there if I did commit.
"He talked about how much he's enjoyed getting to know me through this process."
One of the more important aspects of the in-home was Lea speaking with Thomas' parents. That part went very well, accoriding to the 6-foot-3 linebacker.
"Yes he did talk to my parents," Thomas said. "They think he's a real nice guy. He's a family guy, so they really liked that. They think that we'd get along very well because he's a down to earth person. He knows what needs to be done and he sticks to the plan. That's a good thing. It definitely made them more comfortable with Syracuse."
While the visit went well, Thomas says he is keeping everyone even for the time being. He wants to take his officials before he evaluates anything further.
"Everyone's even right now," Thomas said. "I'm just waiting for my officials to make my decision. There's not really one school in front of another right now. We're just kind of waiting to see."
Thomas said that Oklahoma and Indiana are expected to come by for in-home visits as well, with Miami stopping by his school sometime within the next couple of weeks. His official visit to Syracuse is scheduled for January 31st.