November 18, 2011

Thomason adds Orange offer

Eagle's Landing Christian School (McDonough, Ga.), has a handful of division one prospects and one of their top players is defensive end Justin Thomason. The defensive ends on field play has led him to recently pick up another offer from Syracuse University.

"They offered me a couple weeks ago. I do not know much about them yet, but I think they are a pretty good program."

Thomason, 6-foot-4, 240 pounds might not know much about the Orange, but the Syracuse coaches told his head coach what they like about his game.

"The Syracuse defensive line coach talked with my head coach. He told me that Syracuse likes my speed and quickness off of the ball and they also said that I could come play right away."

There are two small items that Thomason does know about Syracuse, but he is looking to learn more.

"When I think about Syracuse I think of the location of it, New York and just that they are a good program."

As it stands right now the three star prospect has not taken any of his official visit. With a bunch of teams looking at him the visits could fill up fast. The Orange might get a visit, but it is not guaranteed and the fact that a few of his teammates have offers helps the Orange's case.

"I could take a visit there especially because some of my teammates have offers from them as well and they want to visit. My teammates John Tatum, Keyante Green, and Isaac Rochell all have Syracuse offers," Thomason said. "I will probably take official visits to Vanderbilt, North Carolina, North Carolina State, and probably Syracuse."

Are any of the schools sticking out right now for the Georgia product?

"Not really, but probably Vanderbilt more than the rest because it is closer. Really though nobody is sticking out yet."

At the next level Thomason believes he is a division one recruit because of his ability to rush the passer. This season he has also developed a new way to get in the backfield at a different position that has helped him become even more of a quarterback's nightmare.

"I have over ten sacks and over 70 tackles. I have been playing both defensive end and outside linebacker," Thomason added. "Playing outside linebacker you see some offensive lineman not be able to handle the blitz and that makes it easier to rush the quarterback."

Despite not taking visits yet a decision will likely come in the next few weeks as his football season finishes up.

"I will probably make my decision after my football season, so probably sometime in December."

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