WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Miami (Fla.) Carol City made the semifinals of the Heath Evans Foundation 7-on-7 Championship before weather ended the event prematurely on Saturday. For three-star safety Simeon Thomas, his team's strong showing at the event is a good sign of the focus they have on preparing this offseason.
"It is a special opportunity for me and my team," Thomas said. "We are just bonding together. We are trying to do more than we have the past couple years and we use every opportunity to try and get better. This is a special team."
Thomas, who has offers from Akron, Buffalo, Florida International, Marshall, Ole Miss, and South Alabama, will be camping at an in-state school later this week.
"I am going to Florida State on Wednesday," Thomas said. "I have already been to Miami. I camped there."
At this point in the process, he is favoring the Seminoles.
"FSU is standing out to me the most," Thomas said. "I have already taken an unofficial visit up there and it is a nice place to spend the next three or four years."
The Seminoles stand out to the 6-foot-3, 173-pound defensive back due to the recruiting efforts that a pair of assistant coaches have put in on him up to this point.
"Coach (Eddie) Gran and Coach (Mark) Stoops came out the same day and recorded me. They stayed at my practice the whole practice," Thomas said. "They have just been recruiting me since my 10th grade year. They have shown a bunch of love. I also have a family connection with Marvin Bracy (cousin) who is up there now."
While Florida State stands out, they aren't the only remaining visit he has on his agenda for this summer.
"I also want to see Oklahoma and LSU," Thomas said.
Thomas did not share a specific timeline for making a decision.