Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby junior linebacker Kadeem Thomas is simply called 'Pancho' by his teammates. It is a fitting name for the man in the middle of the Cougars defense, as he seems to be in on every play covering the entire field.
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound inside linebacker is already on the radar of a number of programs.
"Ole Miss, Auburn, Tennessee, Florida State, and Louisville have all been showing me interest," Thomas said. "Louisville, I have an offer from there. I have been going to Auburn almost every weekend for games."
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Thomas talked a bit about his interaction with Charlie Strong's staff at Louisville.
"Coach (Ron) Dugans is recruiting me for Louisville," Thomas said. "I met him this spring and this fall he gave me an offer to come there and play football. I haven't been there yet. I am supposed to go on the 20th for a game."
With regards to Auburn, Thomas has made his way to the campus on a few different occasions this season to check out Gene Chizik's program. He has come away impressed with what he has seen.
"I love the atmosphere," Thomas said. "It is fun out there. I really like the people, I like the crowd, and how everybody is into the game."
Thomas, who said he expects to remain at middle linebacker at the collegiate level, doesn't claim a leader at this point.