DE Jhaustin Thomas (6-6 240) of Decatur, GA has USC in his top five and plans to take an official visit to Columbia during the season.
"I still talk to them a lot," Thomas said. "They tell me they really want me." The Gamecocks have mentioned the opportunity to play opposite Jadeveon Clowney along the line.
His top five are USC, Florida, Tennessee. Alabama and Auburn in no order. His plans are to take some official visits and commit before the season ends. "I was going to commit earlier but I need more time," he said. He has not scheduled any of the visits but will likely visit all or most of his favorites.
This summer, he visited Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee and Florida State. He does not have a favorite.