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Matthew Thomas

  • Florida State Seminoles

  • Year: Freshman

As a Recruit: Thomas was recruited from Booker T. Washington (Miami, FL) class of 2013. He committed to Florida State on 2/6/2013. He was recruited by Jeremy Pruitt , Lawrence Dawsey .



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PERSONAL: One of the most sought after prospects in the entire nation in 2013...a consensus five-star recruit who is also a consensus top 15 national prospect...ESPN has Thomas No. 6 in the ESPN150, he is 14th in the Top247 and 15th in the Rivals 100... US Army All-American...invited to "The Opening" on the Nike campus and Gridiron Kings...rated the fourth-best player in Florida by Rivals, 247Sports and Rivals...ESPN has Thomas listed as the No. 1 OLB prospect in the nation this year, Scout and Rivals list him at No. 2 and 247Sports has him at No. 3...registered 102 tackles and 13 sacks in 2011...numbers dropped to 53 tackles and seven sacks during the regular season as a senior as his Booker T. Washington beat opponents by an average of nearly 42 points and starters played less throughout the regular season...won a state championship playing both LB and DE as Booker T. Washington defeated Bolles and Thomas registered nine solo tackles...named first team All-Dade...ESPN clocked him at 4.59 in the 40 with a 35.6-inch vertical and a SPARQ rating of 114.36...Thomas' mother is a native of the Republic of Suriname, a small South American Country bordered on its north side by the Atlantic Ocean...chose FSU over Miami, Alabama, USC, Georgia, Florida and more than 20 other offers.


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