Thomas makes the call to Florida

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of the Gators picking up momentum on the recruiting circuit as linebacker Adonis Thomas (6-3, 219, Lawrenceville, GA Central Gwinnett) has committed to Florida over Alabama.

Thomas who has visited Florida multiple times has a great relationship with Will Muschamp and D.J. Durkin and that was the key to his decision according to his coach Todd Wofford.

“Florida was one of the first teams to offer him and they recruited him hard throughout,” Wofford said. “He’s built a great relationship with Coach Muschamp and Coach Durkin. He felt comfortable with them and could talk to them.”

One other big factor in Thomas’ recruitment was his relationship with current Florida players as well as the academics that Florida has to offer.

“His visits down there he bonded well with the team and liked those guys,” said Wofford. “He’s been down there a few times and liked it. He’s not just looking football wise, he likes the academics as well. With Florida having one of the top degrees and being ranked so high academically is another reason he liked them.”

Thomas, like any other high school football player, has dreams of making it to the NFL and Will Muschamp’s coaching style can help him reach that goal.

“Coach Muschamp is a defensive minded guy that knows how to produce and develop linebackers,’ Wofford said. “He’s very hands on with his defensive players and that’s something Adonis talked about.”

Thomas also joins his childhood best friend Mike Horton, who just committed to Florida on Thursday,  and the two of them will now try to convince another Georgia linebacker, Roquan Smith, to join them in Gainesville.

With Thomas’ commitment to Florida the Gators now have 10 commitments and two linebackers in the class as Thomas joins Ohio linebacker Jerome Baker in the class.

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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, 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.