Stacy Thomas is hoping 2013 is better than 2012. Thomas suffered a torn meniscus and his knee had to be surgically repaired causing him to miss a big part of his senior year.
He managed to return for the second round of the Class 4A playoffs as his team fell to eventual state champion Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington.
The four-star prospect has returned to 100 percent and is beginning to turn his attention from rehab to recruiting.
He has plans to visit West Virginia on January 25. It will be his first official visit and he is looking forward to checking out campus and seeing where he fits in with the Mountaineers.
Thomas stated, "I want to see how everything is over there and how they plan on using me. I also want to check out playing time and what position they want me to play. It's going to be my first visit, so everything is new to me."
Louisville and Texas Tech are coming by for in-home visits this week. Head coach Charlie Strong and assistant coach Clint Hurtt will be representing the Sugar Bowl champion Cardinals to make their pitch.
Both schools are working on setting up an official visit for this weekend.
He remains interested in Duke as well despite not having the required test score that meets the school's admission requirements.
However, he is trying to improve his academic standing to make up for it and if he can do that the Blue Devils will move up the list for him.
All four schools are recruiting him as an outside linebacker/defensive end hybrid allowing him to rush the passer and make plays from a two-point stance.
He doesn't have a time frame on his decision. The Gulliver Prep athlete is going to meet with his coach Earl Sims, who played at Virginia, before making his choice.