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Florida DE picks up two big offers

2/9/2012

Miami (Fla.) Gulliver Prep defensive end/linebacker Stacy Thomas picked up scholarship offers from Florida State and LSU on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound linebacker, who also holds offers from Duke and Louisville, said that he plans to unofficially visit FSU for the Seminoles' junior day Feb. 25.

"Coach [James] Coley messaged me on Facebook to tell me they offered, but he also called my high school coach," Thomas said. "LSU just told my coach they offered me."

Thomas said he grew up a fan of Florida and plans to visit Gainesville at some point.

"I've heard from Florida in the last few weeks," Thomas said. "They said they want me to come up there for camp and to meet the head coach, so I will probably do that."

Thomas said that FSU and LSU are standing out as his early leaders because they are the two big schools that have offered.