One of the Peach State's rising prospects is
starting to line up his official visits.
Mableton (Ga.) Pebblebrook all-purpose back
Thomas Flowers has set up an initial visit for Virginia on
Dec. 13 and is in the process of scheduling his other four.
"Right now, I'm thinking about Florida, Maryland,
Colorado and between Clemson, Auburn and Georgia," he said. "Some of that
may depend on who I've got offers from at the time."
Flowers (5-10, 183, 4.5) has offers from Florida,
Maryland, Georgia and Virginia. He said Clemson and Colorado have indicated
they should be following suit. "They call a lot and say they still want me,
that they will probably offer," he said.
His current favorite is the Gators.
"Ever since I was a little kid, Florida's been my
favorite school," he said. "I moved up here from Lakeland when I was
younger, but I've always been a big fan of the Gators. I've still got a
bunch of family down there, and they'd love for me to come back down there
and play at Florida."
Flowers will remain "open," though, until he makes
his official visits. He's made unofficial visits to Georgia, Florida, Auburn
and Georgia Tech this fall.
"I know there's a lot more to picking a school than
just liking the team, so I'm going to be open-minded going on my visits. I
want to see what they all have to offer, both for football and my
education," he said.
Flowers is playing running back and corner this
season at Pebblebrook (5-3). He's rushed for more than 900 yards and 13
touchdowns on offense and has approximately 30 tackles and one interception
on the defensive side of the ball.
He noted that all the schools on his list have
mentioned the possibility of playing on either side of the ball, but he has
"I'd like to have a chance to play running back," he
said. "If someone will give me that chance, it'll be a big plus for them."