Greenbelt (Md.) Eleanor Roosevelt linebacker Derron Thomas has offers from numerous top programs, but two schools stick out the most.
"Right now it's Syracuse and Pitt," said the 6-foot-2, 225-pounder. "Before my trip to Syracuse it was Pitt all the way, but now things have changed. I was at Syracuse for their game against Miami and I loved it."
Thomas, who had 88 tackles in just six games this season, visits Pitt this weekend.
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"I'm looking forward to it," he said. "The coaches from both Syracuse and Pitt have been in this week. I like coach Sims from Pitt and coach White from Syracuse -- they're both great guys."
So will he decide after his trip to Pitt?
"No, I don't think so," he said. "I still have Louisville on Dec. 20 and Georgia Tech on Jan. 10. I might take North Carolina after that if I need it."
Does one team stand out right now?
"Honestly, no,"he said. "Syracuse really impressed me."