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Current UM commitment Chad Thomas to make final decision after official visits to FSU, Alabama

Chad Thomas went to school on Tuesday draped in University of Miami green.


But in the coming weeks, he’ll be seeing some darker shades of red.

Thomas, the Miami Booker T. Washington five-star defensive end who has been committed to UM since this past July, will take official visits to Florida State on Friday and Alabama on Jan. 31.

“Just making sure I’m picking the right school,” Thomas said in a text message to the Miami Herald Tuesday morning.

Thomas also said both FSU and Alabama are coming after him “major” – and he will make a final decision on a school on National Signing Day on Feb. 5 – but he remains “100” percent committed to Miami.

Thomas has been UM’s best recruit in the Class of 2014, and the most solid. But to a class that has seen Travonte Valentine, Nigel Bethel II and Brandon Powell decommit in recent weeks, the visits are unsettling.

Thomas, who was roommates with current UM enrollee Braxton Berrios during the Under Armour All-America game festivities during the last week of December leading into the New Year, said the two became very close during their time together.

Thomas said the two shared the same sentiment regarding UM after its loss to Louisville in the Russell Athetic Bowl on Dec. 28.

“In our minds, we said we’ll do what we got to do to make a better program,” Thomas said.

Added Berrios: “We want to win. We want to bring back that tradition to winning 10, 11, 12 games a season is normal.”

Here’s Thomas’ tweet Tuesday morning of his attire.