Trojans await decision on Thomas
USC might have to re-recruit star 2013 LB if Florida State grants his release
At the moment, it appears the USC Trojans are gearing up for a possible redo recruiting battle for the services of talented but unhappy "future" Florida State linebacker Matthew Thomas.
Thomas, then No. 6 prospect in the 2013 ESPN 150, claimed in a Miami Herald report that he really didn't want to sign with the Seminoles but did so out of respect for his mother. Thomas has come to the conclusion that he would rather "Fear the Spear" than spend his time in Tallahassee playing college football for FSU.
Should the 'Noles release the native of Miami, Fla., things could get mighty interesting as Thomas tries to convince his family that now USC or Georgia is his best option. With the local Miami Hurricanes out of the picture, this new recruiting tug of war, which at its core is between son and family, figures to produce some high drama.
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