2014 DE Chad Thomas (6’5, 231) of Booker T. Washington says he hears from the Hurricanes often. He last heard from Miami last week. “UM is sending me a ton of letters.”
He told CaneInsider that he wasn’t able to make it to the spring game, but he plans on attending an Al Golden camp this summer.
Thomas discussed what will determine his final decision. “I love playing defense and I need my position coach to coach me up, teach me how to be a better end,” he said. “I need a program to make me bigger and stronger.”
He says of Miami that, “I’d love to go there, but I’m also open to other schools, but playing in front of mom will matter a lot.” Thomas says his parents will support him in any decision he makes.
A tight relationship with the coaching staff will also factor into his decision. “It’s very important for me because I have an excellent relationship with my coaches at Booker T. I need to feel comfortable with the staff.”
Thomas recently attended the NFTC and thinks he stacks up favorably against the other elite talent in South Florida. “I had a great experience at the camp. I feel like I improved my game and instinct to make plays.”
Booker T. Washington is gearing up for another state title run. The Tornadoes squandered a 13-point 4th quarter lead over Jacksonville Bolles, surrendering 21 unanswered points in the last period. Thomas talked about his team’s journey back to the title game. “I like us to go back to the championship game. It’s going to take a lot of hard work, but our coaches are putting us through hell to make sure we get back.”
The Tornadoes will play against Blanche Ely in their spring game, which will certainly draw the interest of college recruiters. “My coaches are telling me that they’re will be a lot of college coaches coming to check out that game,” Thomas said. “I’m looking forward to it.”