The Matthew Thomas saga could very well be over. The five-star linebacker recruit signed the binding letter of intent document with Florida State in February on National Signing Day. But Thomas was torn, and did genuinely like USC, among other schools.
Soon after Thomas had doubts about his decision. He claimed that he signed with Florida State to please his mother. With her out of the country for a time, his dad supported USC, and Thomas attempted to obtain a release from his NLI, which Florida State refused, as the NLI is a binding document and Thomas lacked a compelling reason for release.
Now Thomas tells Warchant.com that he plans to enroll at Florida State on Saturday with the rest of the class.
After meeting with coach Fisher and his staff and gathering all the information I have decided to honor my commitment to Florida State," Thomas said in a statement released to Warchant.com. "I also want to be close to my family and I want be part of what they are building at Florida State. I'm looking forward to winning games at Florida State and building towards my future."
The statement comes just a day after Thomas' father told ESPN that his son would enroll at USC and face whatever penalty he would need to place.
We will see if Thomas indeed does go through with the plan. If he had elected to enroll at USC, he would have lost a year of eligibility.