Commit of the week: LB Adonis Thomas

Adonis Thomas is one of two linebacker commits in Florida's 2015 class. (Photo by Kyle Hess/Gwinnett Daily Post)

After a season-opening loss, linebacker Adonis Thomas has led Lawrenceville (Ga.) Central Gwinnett to three straight wins.

The Black Knights defeated Snellville (Ga.) Shiloh 44-0 on Friday, their first shutout this year.

Thomas and the Central Gwinnett defense gave up just 91 yards passing and suffocated the Generals on the ground, holding them to minus-30 rushing yards.

The consensus four-star prospect recorded eight tackles (three for loss) and one sack in the game. He has 44 total tackles, three sacks, three quarterbacks hurries and one fumble recovery through four games.

Thomas, who chose Florida over Alabama, planned to attend last weekend’s matchup between the two schools but did not make the trip to Tuscaloosa.

QB Sheriron Jones, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde: Jones rushed for two touchdowns and 48 yards but struggled through the air. He threw a pair of picks and had just 158 yards on 10-of-21 passing in a 35-19 loss by Redlands (Calif.) East Valley. Jones has 990 yards passing and 12 total touchdowns on the season.

OL Tyler Jordan, Jacksonville Bishop Kenny: Three of Florida’s four offensive lineman commits lost their games last week, but Jordan and his unit dominated up front for the Crusaders. They defeated district 5A-3 opponent Jacksonville Wolfson 41-0 for their second win of the year.


  1. Zach, How firm are UF’s two linebackers, Baker and Thomas, in their commitment? I know the sharks are smelling blood in the water after saurday’s performance against Alabama. Baker is visiting Ohio State and Thomas teeted out “Decisions to be made.” after the game. I’m not worried about the instate guys like Jordan, but the out of state guys that schools like Alabama and Ohio State want make me a little nervous.

  2. Everyone we have committed is a must play guy right now. Zach, What needs to happen for us to hang on in these early struggles?
    I re-watched the game and we didn’t do as bad as I first thought. A lot of things just didn’t bounce our way. The lack of experienced play makers hurt us a little but our D played a good game all things considered. The missed open field tackles are a bigger concern to me than the secondary TD’s.

  3. I’d say receivers running free with nobody within 20 yards, on multiple occasions, for the second straight game, is a pretty big concern. I watched plenty of CFB the past two weekends, and didn’t see anybody else struggling like that with their secondary. Somehow, these primo athletes on our back end are being asked to do something they mentally can’t handle, and it is up to the coaches to make it more feasible for them to cover. As it is up to them to recognize when a QB just doesn’t have it.
    Of course, last year I didn’t see an offense as inept as ours, or a CFB icon lose to a D-1AA middle of the pack team at home. This staff is bringing UF to “heights” unseen.

  4. “but our D played a good game all things considered”

    They gave up the most yards in UF history. That’s over 100 years of football. In no way does that equal a good game. The only thing I can give them is that Bama only had 30 yards rushing at halftime.

  5. And I thought I was being realistic. Can we wait until the at least the next game to officially bury the Gators? I know the Gators have looked bad, but they are still where everyone expected them to be at this point in the season. Yes, they should have easily beaten Kentucky and been competitive with Alabama, but all that matters is the win/loss record. Right now, no one expected Florida to be undefeated. No, I don’t expect Jeff Driskel to become a good quarterback. I always thought that he can’t do the most important thing for a quarterback, that is to be accurate, and you can’t teach that. But he has passed for only 93 yards before and Florida won that game over South Carolina 44-11. Let’s wait to post the obituary notice until after the Tennessee game, then there will be a reason for wailing and gnashing of teeth. But right now, UF’s record is what it’s supposed to be.