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Thomas planning to take trips

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Miami (Fla.) Gulliver Prep four-star defensive end Stacy Thomas has consistently named a top two of Florida and Florida State. With his spring now concluded and two dozen offers to his name, he shared the latest with where things stand.
"Right now, those are still my top two because they are in Florida but I still have an open mind to every school," Thomas said. "I still don't know where I want to go. I couldn't make a decision today if I had to."
Thomas' offer list includes Akron, Bowling Green, Connecticut, Duke, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas State, Louisville, LSU, Marshall, Missisippi State, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Rutgers, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, West Virginia, and Wisconsin in addition to the Gators and Seminoles.
The 6-foot-1, 235-pound defender plans to hit the road this summer and check out a number of schools.
"I haven't set up any visits yet, but I do plan to take a road trip with my dad and seeing a few schools out-of-state," Thomas said. "I want to see Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, LSU, Ole Miss, and a few other schools."
As for visiting the in-state pair that are his current leaders, that depends on scheduling.
"It depends on how everything goes with the trips that I am able to take and the time that I have to get out there," Thomas said.
At the end of the day, Thomas believes he is more likely to play his college football in the Sunshine State than outside of it.
"I want to stay close to home but if it doesn't work, then I will go elsewhere," Thomas said.
Thomas, who is primarily being recruited as a defensive end and outside linebacker, is hoping to know his future college home when August rolls around.
"I was thinking about making a commitment before the season starts," Thomas said. "Right now that is when it would be."
When it comes time to make a decision, Thomas is going to consult with a few of those in his inner circle about which school to opt for.
"I will sit down with my parents and coaches," Thomas said. "We will just try to come to an agreement on a school with everything that I am looking for. I don't know exactly what it will be that would separate one school from another, but as I take more visits I think I will figure that out."
As a junior, Thomas recorded 42 tackles including 20 tackles for loss, eight sacks, and three forced fumbles.
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