Although National Signing Day was in February, the saga that surrounded five star recruit Matthew Thomas, didn’t end with his signing of a national letter of intent on February sixth.
Leading up to signing day, numerous reports indicated Thomas was considered a possible lean to uproot himself out of the state of Florida and sign with USC. However, when signing day arrived, Thomas chose to stay close to home and become a Florida State Seminole, a decision that surprised many. Then in May, Thomas informed Florida State he did not intend on honoring his commitment and would instead explore other options. Clearly, Thomas’ heart was torn.
Matthew Thomas (Photo credit: miamiherald.com)
In an interview with Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald, he was quoted as saying, “I told my mom I didn’t want to sign with anybody and wait and give it a few days she said I couldn’t do that. She said, ‘FSU is a good school – pick them. It’s close to home.’ I wasn’t agreeing with it. But I felt like I was