Matthew Thomas Chooses Florida State

Sept 15, 2012; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Florida State Seminoles helmet before the game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

The second-ranked linebacker in the nation according to Rivals.com, Matthew Thomas, was the latest top defender to announce his decision on National Signing Day. After a long decision, Thomas decided to stay in his home state and attend Florida State University.

Thomas, at 6-foot-3, 205-pounds is the third-ranked player in the state of Florida, per Rivals. He is a major get for the Seminoles and one that they had hoped to land.

The five-star recruit out of Booker T. Washington High School in Miami has great closing speed and ball skills for a linebacker, paired with incredible awareness and a nose for the ball. It is a dangerous combination of natural skill that could set Thomas up for stardom if he can continue to develop and grow.

Thomas was considering offers from Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Miami and USC, but ultimate chose the Seminoles.

Stay tuned to FanSided.com for the latest college football recruiting news and be sure to visit us on National Signing Day for up to date signing announcements on the nation’s top recruits.

Topics: College Football Recruiting, Florida State Seminoles, Football, Matthew Thomas, National Signing Day

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