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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Same three at top for 5-star LB Thomas

By Corey Long

Don’t talk with five-star linebacker Matthew Thomas (Miami, Fla./Booker T. Washington) too much about recruiting right now.

It’s playoff time and the 6-foot-3, 205-pound senior does not want to think about anything else.

"I really haven’t put much thought in recruiting lately," Thomas said. "I have been to a few games this season but I was just going to check out the games. I’ve been trying to just focus on the team."

The same three schools remain at the top for Thomas: Miami (Fla.), Florida State and Alabama.

"It’s those three and a few other programs are trying to jump in the mix," Thomas said. "But it’s primarily those three schools. You can put them in any order you like -- there’s no real leader."

Thomas has primarily stayed in state. He’s attended the Florida State-South Florida game in Tampa and the FSU-Miami game this season. He is planning to go to the FSU-Florida clash next Saturday with several teammates including four-star offensive lineman Denver Kirkland.

Thomas is expected to make his decision on national signing day.