In the eyes of many collegiate football prospects, the possibility of playing football for one of their home state collegiate programs would most likely be a dream come true, but for 2015 Central Gwinnett (Lawrenceville , Ga.) athlete Adonis Thomas, the idea of staying home to play football. Just isn't all that enticing.
“I'm not going to stay in Georgia to play football,” claimed Thomas. “My mom and I already talked about this and we both agree it would probably be better for me to leave the state when I'm ready to go to college, that's what I plan to do.”
Even though the 6-foot-4, 210-pound recruit doesn't really elaborate on why he wants to leave the Peach State, it seems by the looks of his early offer sheet, the talented prospect shouldn't have any problem finding a home away from home.
“Recruiting started off pretty slow, but it's really starting to pick up now,” he shared. “Right now, I have offers from Cincinnati, Louisville, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt. I'm also hearing from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Florida State and Ohio State.”
That's definitely an impressive start to recruiting, but just because Thomas already has some big-time programs beating down his door, don't expect the 2015 prospect to ever become satisfied with where he's at in his game because he's just not built that way.
“When I'm on the field, I'm pretty calm and I just let the game come to me,” he explained of his playing style. “I'm being recruited mostly as a linebacker, so I have to be able to read and react to plays quickly. I'm always trying to improve my game, so I can do more things and help my team in any way I can. I'd really like to put on some more weight and muscle mass before I it's time for me to go to college and that's what I plan on doing over the next couple years.”
One school the Central Gwinnett has been hoping to hear from is Notre Dame, but unfortunately that hasn't happened at this point. Though he's not quite sure whether the Irish are even interested in him or not, Thomas is still holding out hope that someone Brian Kelly's coaching staff will be in contact sometime soon.
“I really like Notre Dame a lot and I was actually rooting for them in the BCS championship game because I wanted them to beat Alabama,” admitted the Georgia native. “I still have some homework to do on Notre Dame, but I know that they're one of the top schools in the nation and if I’d have the opportunity to go to Notre Dame, I know I would have a very good chance to make the pros.”
With that being said could Irish interest mean a trip to South Bend in the near future?
“If Notre Dame decides they're interested in me, I could definitely see myself coming up and visiting them so I can see everything for myself and learn a lot more about the school itself.”