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.”