Florida visits top 2015 linebacker

During a Thursday in which Florida coaches were scouting the state of Georgia for 2014 and 2015 prospects, linebacker Adonis Thomas  (Lawrenceville, GA Central Gwinnett) received a visit from two UF assistant coaches.

“Coach (Joker) Phillips and Coach (Brad) Lawing visited me on Thursday morning,” Thomas said. “They just came by while we were working out and said hey. Coach Phillips wants me to come down for a junior day and visit. I told him I was trying to get down on February 1st for junior day.”

The visit by coaches Phillips and Lawing can only help the situation since there is already a good relationship going with another Florida coach.

“Coach (D.J.) Durkin (Florida defensive coordinator) and I have developed a good relationship so far,” Thomas said. “He tells me that he likes what I do on defense and that he wants me to strongly consider Florida until the end.”

Thomas is most definitely considering Florida and he hopes to learn more about the Gators program when he visits Gainesville next month.

“I’m real interested in Florida but I’ll know more after I visit for junior day,” Thomas said. “They are recruiting me the hardest right now as an outside linebacker. They really haven’t gone into to many details about how they will use me but I plan to find out more during junior day.

Will Muschamp is known around college football as a defensive minded coach who use multiple defenses and that’s also something that sticks out to the 2015 linebacker Thomas.

“I really that Florida use both the 3-4 and 4-3 defenses,” Thomas said. “I play in the 4-3 defense in high school but I like to learn new things like how to play in the 3-4 defense. I think I could play well in either of the defenses at outside linebacker.”

Thomas also plans to visit Tennessee and Miami for junior days.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.