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DB Thomas favors Hawaii

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Senior defensive back Simeon Thomas has de-committed from Florida International and is open to a handful of schools.
Thomas decided to part ways from his Golden Panthers pledge after Mario Cristobal was relieved of his job following a 3-9 season.
The 6-foot-3, 175-pound defender is hearing from Cincinnati, Hawaii, USF, and Utah State. He has a visit to the "Big Island" in two weeks and is looking forward to making the long trip.
Thomas said, "Its far, but I can't wait to check it out. I've talked to Marrell Jackson and Ne'Quan Phillips. They said it's like another Miami with the nice weather." Both Phillips and Jackson are from the Miami area.
Cincinnati is making a run at the three-star prospect. He has been in touch with the new coaching staff and they are working on getting him up to campus.
"I talked to coach (Eddie) Gran already. He wants to get me on a visit with Akeem Jones. That is my second option right now," remarked Thomas.
USF and Utah State may get visits, but it appears the Warriors and Bearcats are the front-runners.
This season Thomas finished with 34 tackles and three interceptions while playing cornerback and safety. Hawaii likes him at free safety. His height allows him to match up with bigger receivers and win his share of jump ball battles.
He plans to wait until Signing Day to make his decision.
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