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FSU, UM still lead for 2014 DE Thomas

8/5/2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Defensive end Chad Thomas (Miami, Fla./Booker T. Washington) said he enjoyed himself at Florida's Friday Night Lights and got good feedback from the coaching staff, but that's nowhere near enough get him to move the Gators up on his list.

Florida State and Miami remain the front-runners for the 6-foot-5, 223-pound 2014 defensive end, but he said he's got plenty of time to make his decision. And he did admit that the Gators still have a chance.

"I always like (Florida) a little bit," Thomas said. "But I've got my top two schools. I'm not even close to picking."

Thomas said UF coach Will Muschamp spoke with him several times during the evening and he got some pointers from defensive line coach Bryant Young.

"I learned about the little things," Thomas said. "Every camp I've been to this year they've been telling me the little things will help me out with the big things.

"I've got the power but I've got to keep it under control, get it faster, keep it tight."