Matthew Thomas wants out of FSU signing to go to UGA or USC

Matthew Thomas wants out of FSU signing to go to UGA or USC

May 7th, 2013 by David Paschall in Sports - College

Matthew Thomas, one of the nation's top football prospects in the 2013 signing class, told the Miami Herald that he wants out of his scholarship to Florida State and that he would like to play at Georgia or Southern California.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder from Miami's Booker T. Washington High School was rated by Rivals.com as the No. 2 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 15 overall prospect. His last three visits were to USC, Florida State and Georgia, and he was considered a toss-up leading up to signing day between the Seminoles and Trojans.

"Georgia needs linebackers," Thomas told the paper in an article that ran Monday. "It's a big program. I have family in Georgia.

"USC - growing up I never thought I would have an opportunity that big. I just want to go have fun and play football."

The Herald reported that FSU coaches do not want to release Thomas and that they plan to visit him soon.