Matthew Thomas’s Mom Refused to Sign LOI with USC

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If it wasn’t for Matthew Thomas needing a guardian’s signature on his National Letter of Intent, he would be a USC Trojan right now. Thomas signed with Florida State back on Signing Day but according to a story ran by 247Sports, Thomas wanted to go to USC but could not convince his mother to sign his paperwork, forcing the five-star Miami linebacker to stay in the sunshine state.

Here’s an excerpt from 247Sports, via College Football Talk on NBC:

JN: So if your mom would have signed the papers you’d be a Trojan right now?
MT: Yeah, I would have been a Trojan.

JN: Are you upset about that?
MT: No I think everything works out how it’s supposed to. I’m going to make the best of my situation. It’s not like I’m unhappy, I really like Florida State. It’s not a problem, I’m happy with my decision.

With USC linebacker play being a fault in 2012, the chances are that a few sleepless night are in order for Lane Kiffin and Clancy Pendergast.

We reached out to a source close to the recruitment of Thomas earlier this week, and were informed per the source that shortly after signing his Letter of Intent with Florida State, Thomas actually contacted USC coaches and asked how he could get out of the binding of the LOI. Needless to say, that’s not possible for at least one year.

This can be classified as the ‘Bizarro Hazelton’ situation.

Topics: Football, Matthew Thomas, USC Trojans

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