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6   Matthew Thomas
Matthew Thomas

RS Freshman

Miami, Fla.

High School:
Booker T. Washington

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 218



Game Notes: Florida State vs. Bethune-Cookman

The Seminoles defeat the Wildcats 54-6.


No. 8 Florida State at Boston College (USATSI)

Jameis Winston throws for 330 yards and four touchdowns in 48-34 victory.


Florida State @ Pittsburgh

Florida State @ Pittsburgh

2013: Highly-touted freshman linebacker appeared in four games as a reserve before undergoing season-ending shoulder expected to receive a medical redshirt...totaled four tackles, including 2.0 TFLs and one sack in 2013...had three tackles, 2.0 TFLs and sack versus Bethune-Cookman.

PERSONAL: One of the most sought after prospects in the entire nation in 2013...a consensus five-star recruit who is also a consensus top 15 national prospect...ESPN has Thomas No. 6 in the ESPN150, he is 14th in the Top247 and 15th in the Rivals 100... US Army All-American...invited to "The Opening" on the Nike campus and Gridiron Kings...rated the fourth-best player in Florida by Rivals, 247Sports and Rivals...ESPN has Thomas listed as the No. 1 OLB prospect in the nation this year, Scout and Rivals list him at No. 2 and 247Sports has him at No. 3...registered 102 tackles and 13 sacks in 2011...numbers dropped to 53 tackles and seven sacks during the regular season as a senior as his Booker T. Washington beat opponents by an average of nearly 42 points and starters played less throughout the regular season...won a state championship playing both LB and DE as Booker T. Washington defeated Bolles and Thomas registered nine solo tackles...named first team All-Dade...ESPN clocked him at 4.59 in the 40 with a 35.6-inch vertical and a SPARQ rating of 114.36...Thomas' mother is a native of the Republic of Suriname, a small South American Country bordered on its north side by the Atlantic Ocean...chose FSU over Miami, Alabama, USC, Georgia, Florida and more than 20 other offers.

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