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Thomas set for spring to start

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Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby middle linebacker Kadeem Thomas is ready for the spring season to begin. The 6-foot, 230-pound defender states that he has at least two offers as he heads into the spring.
"I know I have offers from UMass and Louisville," Thomas said. "Georgia Tech was also supposedly a verbal but I am not sure what is going on with them anymore."
In addition to his offers, Thomas is also receiving interest from Auburn, Florida State, and Iowa State. He talked about the defending National Champions whom he has visited in recent months.
"Auburn hasn't offered me yet," Thomas said. "I do like them a lot though. I have been there a couple of times. I have seen that they are very family based. Everyone there is a family. It is all about competition but at the end of the day they are all brothers over there."
Thomas was especially impressed by Auburn head coach Gene Chizik.
"It was amazing how he can tell you everyone's name that works on their staff, not just the coaches, but everybody," Thomas said. "That was amazing to me. It shows me he cares about everybody."
In addition to the people at Auburn, Thomas just likes the atmosphere surrounding the football program.
"They also have a lot of traditions," Thomas said. "I really like Tiger Walk."
Outside of Auburn, Thomas has also been able to visit Miami, Georgia Tech, and Florida State in recent months.
He talked about his time in Coral Gables with the new University of Miami staff.
"I had a chance to meet the new staff," Thomas said. "Coach Golden was real nice. I really liked meeting him and he was like Coach Chizik with knowing his entire staff. I also liked their linebackers coach (Micheal Barrow)."
Miami's tradition and success on the football field also stood out, especially their ability to move players onto the next level.
"I saw that Miami has a lot of tradition too," Thomas said. "From their jerseys to the players that have played there and then in the NFL. The former players are role models for the current players."
As for his hometown school, Florida State, his contact with that staff has been relatively limited. He was able to make a recent Junior Day event.
"I haven't heard much from them," Thomas said. "I have heard they are interested and that they need three more linebackers."
As a junior, Thomas had 127 tackles, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and an interception.
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