Adonis Thomas (6-4, 215, Lawrenceville, GA Central Gwinnett), one of the top 2015 linebackers, visited Florida for junior day this past Saturday, a visit that went very well.
“It was a good visit,” Thomas said. “I got to do everything really. I got to tour the campus, break down film and talk defense with the coaches. I got to also do some board work with coach (Will) Muschamp and coach (D.J.) Durkin.”
Overall, Thomas enjoyed the day on campus but one thing, in particular, stood out for the Georgia native.
“The facilities were very nice,” Thomas said. “My favorite part of the trip though was breaking down film with the coaches. I love to talk ball with college coaches.”
When Thomas was in the defensive meeting room with defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin, he saw how he would fit into the Florida defensive scheme.
“Coach Durkin was telling me that they liked my athletic ability,” Thomas said. “He said with my ability I can play any of the linebacker’s position on the defense. Right now I think they want me outside but they said I have the potential to play inside too.”
Head coach Will Muschamp also chimed in on how Thomas would fit in the Florida scheme.
“Coach Muschamp was pretty much telling me the same thing that Coach Durkin did,” Thomas said. “He was telling me he needs my athleticism and that I could play BUCK or Sam at Florida.”
Thomas was excited to find out how the Florida coaches will use him. He is already a fan of how the Gators run their defense.
“I really like Florida’s defense,” Thomas said. “The defense is fast and aggressive and flies to the ball. I like the way they stop the run. Also coach Muschamp helps out with the defense a lot.”
After the football activities were over Thomas headed over to the basketball game where he saw the Rowdy Reptiles in full force.
“The basketball game was really loud,” Thomas said. “Florida really has a good home court advantage in basketball and I’m sure that’s the same for football.”
After back to back junior day trips Thomas now considers himself to having a top two list of schools with both being from the state of Florida.
“My top two are Florida and Miami right now,” Thomas said. “I visited Miami last weekend for its junior day but those two schools are recruiting me the hardest right now.”