Miami (Fla.) Gulliver Prep defensive end Stacy Thomas just recently had his junior highlights released and it has already led to his offer list doubling in size.
"Florida State and LSU offered me today," Thomas said. "I was surprised. LSU is a school that I want to go to and Florida State was the first school that I ever visited."
The Seminoles and Tigers join Duke and Louisville in offering Thomas.
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Upon receiving the offers today from Florida State and LSU, Thomas was able to speak with one of the coaching staffs.
"I talked with Florida State," Thomas said. "I didn't get a chance to talk to LSU. I plan to."
He shared what he discussed in his conversation with Florida State.
"I talked with James Coley," Thomas said. "He was asking me what position I would want to play, defensive end or linebacker. I was saying I don't know which one yet. I told him that I was thinking about also playing tight end. He was saying that is a possibility."
Thomas has previously made his way to Tallahassee to check out Florida State.
"The only visit I have taken was to Florida State last year (in 2010)," Thomas said. "I went up there when they played Florida. It was a nice campus. I want to go back so that I can see more of the school, because I only saw the stadium."
Thomas said he will be taking a visit to Florida State on February 25th for their Junior Day. That is the only upcoming Junior Day visit he has planned. He mentioned plans to visit Florida at some point during the summer.
The 6-foot-3, 225-pound athlete believes that two other schools are close to offering.
"Florida came by two weeks ago and Georgia Tech has also come by," Thomas said. "I think those two schools might be close to offering."
Thomas doesn't claim a leader at this time, but would like to receive an offer from the hometown school.
"I like UM," Thomas said when asked if one school stood out. "It is just my hometown. I have been born and raised in Miami."
As a junior, Thomas had 42 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, eight sacks, and three forced fumbles.