March 13, 2007

Thomas' stock is on the rise

Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast running back Jermaine Thomas has seen his options increase in recent weeks with multiple new teams stepping forward with scholarship offers.

"Now my offers are from Florida State, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Minnesota and USF," the 6-foot, 190-pound Thomas said. "Florida State, South Carolina and Georgia Tech are my main three schools right now."

Thomas, who rushed for close to 900 yards as a junior while splitting time between running back and wide receiver, likes what he's heard about South Carolina so far.

"With two of my fellow teammates going there (Arkee Smith and Jamire Williams), they've been working me hard to go there with them," Brown said. "Their coaches are coming after me with a lot of intensity. Their recruiting has really come up, and I think that's a program that's going to make a lot of noise real soon."

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