Stacy Thomas didn't have the senior year he was hoping for after suffering a knee injury that caused him to miss several games. Now that the season has finally come to an end he is trying to put everything behind him and move forward with choosing a school.
Thomas said, "I'm trying to set up official visits to West Virginia, Louisville, Duke, and Ole Miss. I would like to go to Auburn as well, but I haven't talked to the coaches in a while."
Louisville's move to the ACC could pay off with Thomas.
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"It would be nice because they will play teams closer to home for me. With Louisville I have a real good relationship with coach Strong and Coach Hurtt. I actually talk to Coach Strong almost every day," noted Thomas.
The Mountaineers are recruiting Thomas the hardest. He likes the program overall and the defensive game plan for a player with his skill set.
Thomas can play defensive end or outside linebacker depending on the scheme and West Virginia's defense likes fast, versatile players in the front seven.
Ole Miss is beginning to show interest. Area recruiter Wesley McGriff checked in on Thomas before the beginning of the season.
Gulliver Prep head coach Earl Sims played defense at Virginia under current Miami head coach Al Golden. Sims is helping Thomas with the recruiting process.
Thomas attended a pair of Miami games unofficially this fall, but the 'Canes have not offered.
The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder is planning to make his decision after he takes his official visits.