Aaron Thomas, perhaps the most gifted of the incoming basketball recruits, did not qualify for Florida State and is instead enrolling for a post-graduate year at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, this according to the wunder-kid recruiting guru, Alex Kline.
It was first noted here last week that the "writing was on the wall" concerning Aaron Thomas, as the other two freshmen - Antwan Space and Terry Whisnant - were already on campus, enrolled in classes and participating in drills and workouts with their teammates.
Here is how Tomahawk Nation described Thomas on May 3rd.
Aaron Thomas might be the most intriguing player coming to FSU next season. He's from a tough neighborhood, in a tough city, and luckily he had a family who kept him focused and away from the bad influences. He comes in with the reputation as a gym rat, and spent 4-years at two different high schools developing from a kid who would get upset whenever another player touched him, to a grinding, slashing guard who's one of the more physical guards in this class. He has NBA size at 2-guard, and is coming to FSU specifically because of Hamilton's tough love approach and his ability to develop players into NBA talents (behind only Duke and UNC in NBA draft picks during his tenure).
Here's hoping he gets his situation in order and makes it to Florida State.