Cuse visits Thomas again

Jonathan Thomas continues to be a priority for Syracuse, who visited the three star linebacker for the second time in two weeks on Tuesday. Thomas discusses the visit and the latest inside.

With Syracuse looking to still add multiple linebackers to their 2014 class, several prospects are on the radar. One of them is Suwanee (Ga.) Collins Hills High linebacker Jonathan Thomas.

Syracuse linebackers coach Clark Lea visited the three star prospect on Tuesday for the second time in two weeks.

"It was coach Lea," Thomas said. "He actually visited me at my school and we did most of our talking there. He stopped by my house just to talk to my mom. I don't know what they talked about.

"But at school, we watched a little bit of my film and talked about what he likes. He likes the personality I play with. We talked about the personality I play with. We talked about my visit in January. Also about what my role would be at Syracuse if I were to commit there and being able to start at outside linebacker."

During the film study, the two discussed why the Orange were so interested and how he would fit into their defensive system.

"I'm the type of player that can make plays in open space and in coverage," Thomas said. "He said they could put me up against a slot receiver and also use me in the box. They plan on using me for a lot of stuff."

Another school that is high on Thomas' list is Oklahoma.

"Oklahoma is coming down to see me on Friday in the morning while I'm at school," Thomas said. "He has to fly back in the afternoon so he won't be able to meet my mom because she has to work late. He's going to come by my school and talk to me and my coach. We talk a couple of times a week. We keep in touch like other schools.

"It's the same as Syracuse but coach Lea has visited in-home a few times."

That relationship with coach Lea continues to develop.

"He's a swell guy," Thomas said. "He's straight to the point and he's an honest guy, I can tell. He tells me what needs to be done. The way he talks to me, he talks to me more like a man and not someone he's just trying to recruit. I really like that about him. And he wants me to be more successful in life not just on the football field. That's what my parents love about him."

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