Four-star linebacker Adonis Thomas is less than two months away from making his decision, and Florida got one last crack at him earlier this week.
The Under Armour All-American visited UF from Sunday to Tuesday for summer camp with Todd Wofford, his high school coach at Lawrenceville (Ga.) Central Gwinnett.
It was Thomas’ fourth trip to Gainesville since February, and Wofford said his star player has built strong relationships at Florida.
“He likes the staff a lot,” Wofford said. “He likes the fact that coach (Will) Muschamp and coach (D.J.) Durkin are very, very approachable. And they’ve been recruiting him from the beginning. And then the players on the team treat him like he’s one of the guys.”
Most prospects of his caliber who are high on the Gators have decided to hold off on their commitments to see how Muschamp fares in 2014. Wofford said Thomas doesn’t have those reservations.
“It comes down to where you feel is best. His latest visit has nothing to do with football. It’s about the college. If you’re not a football player, would you go to that school? It doesn’t matter what the record is or who the coach is,” Wofford said.
“You’re going to play football, but at the end of the day you have a life outside of football. When you graduate, you’re going to be an alumnus of ‘fill in the blank.’ You want that to mean something.”
The 6-foot-4, 218-pounder is scheduled to announce Aug. 1, and his finalists are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU and Notre Dame. Wofford believes it’s between the Gators and the Crimson Tide, who will host Thomas for a visit next month.
“He can’t go wrong with any of the schools he’s considering,” Wofford said. “It’s just going to come down to which campus and environment he feels most comfortable in.”
Muschamp is not going anywhere, unless the NCAA finds out Muschamp ordered Joker to go see that recruit down in Miami during the dead period and made him the scapegoat. Both Florida and Muschamp will be in trouble if that turns out to be the case. We can only hope it is not.
Zach: Speaking of linebackers, ive heard a dozen different stories concerning Jeff Holland. Maybe you can confirm this one or put it to rest. UF coaches want him to commit and put the process behind him and do some SERIOUS work on his grades. As it stands now he probably cant get into UF. Jeff, doesn’t seem to concerned. If he gets the academics in order he comes to UF, if not he goes to AU or Bama
I like his outlook on things. Pick the school for what that school can offer you along with football..UF has the best of both. Thoms, CeCe, Cowart, & Holland. What a haul tbat could turn out to be!!! GO GATORS!!!
“It’s about the college. If you’re not a football player, would you go to that school?”
Glad he has such a great coach.
Well if it comes down to the school and where you want to get an education, then it’s a no brainer that he will choose between UF and Notre Dame. The other schools aren’t even in the same league academically.
Tampa Gator–mr. Muschamp WILLbe going somewhere if he puts a pathetic product on the field again! Bank on it!
Larry you are stating te obvious. Not sure what Tampa means. Dont think any high school recruits would say anything except what this kid said otherwise uf would pull the offer
What do you expect the kid to say?
Not sure what people expect recruits to say. Obviously if Muschamp is fired, which there is a good chance will happen, many recruits will look at their options.
Tampa- Muschamp is on hot seat- not sure what you are talking about
Thomas sounds like a very intelligent and dedicated person that also likes playing football. This is the type of young men we need playing for us! GO GATORS!!!
There is a huge gap between a fan perspective hot seat,
and the Univ. Pres. or AD’s actual coaching HOT SEAT.
Fans and/or rival flamers can spew all of the drivel they like,
but it won’t affect the ‘real’ decisions being made by those that actually do make the hiring and firing decisions.
2012 SEC CoY Muschamp IS NOT on their HOT SEAT yet. Bank on it.
And the recruits know this, even if some of you don’t….
foley missed on the “real decision”,, but i think he will get a chance to correct his indecision..”book it”
Muschamp is definitely on the hot seat and should be. He’s coaching for his job this year.
If Muschamp gives us a horrible offense like we have had to watch for the last three years ( plus 100 in total offense the last 3 years ) then he “is going somewhere” and that’s to find a defensive coordinator job .He has yet to show he is a Consistent productive Head Coach .His recruiting on the offensive side of the has been abysmal especially when you consider how many offensive players have transferred or been unproductive .He also has not shown the ability to hire and keep good asst coaches .Our o line will be very thin and void of any nfl type talent .To quote Jeremy Foley ” what ever needs to happen eventually needs to happen immediately .Another bad year and unfortunately he has to go .Losing to Georgia Southern and Vandy at homecoming should of got him fired last year in the eyes of many loyal gator fans .The coach is not bigger than the program
Fans are dying for an offense that isn’t a national embarrassment like it has been for three years. .
While I dislike Ga they do have a good quality school and education. Not quite like UF, but close. Vandy would be in the running if only education was a factor if you want to study something that they offer. Here at UF we offer more than many of our competitors, no AG at Vandy or I bet Notra Lame.