Mobile (Ala.) Murphy linebacker Jacoby Thomas says that two Southeastern Conference programs are recruiting him the hardest. Those programs include one in-state and another that has landed at least one under-the-radar prospect from his school during recent recruiting cycles.
"Everything is going good," Thomas said. "Everything is pretty much still the same as it was. I have the same schools after me. Alabama and South Carolina are the two that stay in the most contact. There are other schools that send me things, but those two are keeping in the most contact."
Purdue, Florida, Colorado, Auburn and Division I-AA Alabama State also are recruiting Thomas.
The 6-foot, 212-pound Thomas grew up pulling for the Crimson Tide and added that Bama is recruiting him harder than any other school at the moment.
"I am going up to Alabama's camp on July 22-25," he said. "The coaches up there have a lot of energy and that is a big key for me. I am a high energy guy."
Lance Thompson is recruiting Thomas for the Crimson Tide.
Gamecocks assistant head coach/secondary coach Ron Cooper signed cornerback Captain Munnerlyn out of Murphy High in the Class of 2006. Munnerlyn played a significant number of snaps last season in the South Carolina secondary.
"They've got three senior linebackers up there," Thomas said. "Captain has talked to me about South Carolina and tells me what it's like."
Thomas has a timeframe to make a verbal commitment.
"I am probably going to do it at the end of my season," he said.
Thomas, who had 124 tackles last season, is the nation's No. 44 outside linebacker prospect and the No. 22 overall prospect in the state of Alabama according to Rivals.com.