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Top three for Thomas

Miami (Fla.) Gulliver Prep four-star defensive end Stacy Thomas made his way to Georgia and Georgia Tech over the weekend.
His journey began with a stop at Georgia for Dawg Night.
"Georgia was pretty nice," Thomas said. "I got to meet and work with the defensive line coach (Rodney Garner). I worked at defensive line and we did a lot of footwork and a lot of moves against the offensive lineman."
The 6-foot-2, 235-pound defender was impressed by the energy of Mark Richt's staff.
"They like to get after it," Thomas said. "All of the coaches are really up-tempo and they want the best out of their kids."
The Bulldogs have yet to offer Thomas.
Following his trip to Georgia, Thomas made his way to Atlanta to check out the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
"When I first got to Georgia Tech, I liked it from the beginning," Thomas said. "I had a chance to talk with the coaches and they gave me a tour around the facilities. I really like the facilities as well."
Thomas also participated at a camp while at Georgia Tech. He worked at two different positions.
"For half of the workout I was at defensive line and then I did some reps at outside linebacker," Thomas said.
After the camp, Thomas had a chance to speak at length with the coaches who discussed his role on the Jacket's defense if he were to opt for Georgia Tech.
"They sat me down and they told me that I would most likely play outside linebacker if I went to their school," Thomas said.
Thomas, who claims two dozen offers, has been told by a number of schools that he is likely to stand up and play outside linebacker at the next level.
"A lot of schools have said that the way their defense is run, that if you play defensive end you are also going to play outside linebacker," Thomas said.
With regards to additional summer visits, Thomas has three schools in mind that he would like to visit.
"Right now I don't know yet," Thomas said. "I am going to try to go to Notre Dame. That may be the last one. I would also like to see Florida and Florida State again. I am trying to go back up there before the summer is over so I can sit down with the coaches again."
The Sunshine State defender hasn't truly narrowed his list or eliminated any schools, but had a trio of schools standing out for his services at this time.
"My top three is Florida, Florida State, and Georgia Tech," Thomas said, in no specific order.
Thomas claims an offer from all three of those schools. He is hoping to have a decision made by late August.
"Probably in the next couple weeks before the season starts," Thomas said.
As a junior, Thomas had 42 tackles including 20 tackles for loss and eight sacks.
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