One of the top players in the state of Florida will wrap up his recruitment on National Signing Day when four-star athlete Azareyeh Thomas announces his commitment live Wednesday on CBS Sports HQ. You can watch the announcement live in the video at the top of this page, on the CBS Sports App or via your connected device (Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV).
Thomas will choose between Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, LSU and Oklahoma. Currently, the 247Sports Crystal Ball is trending in the direction of Mike Norvell and Seminoles picking up a huge commitment of its pivotal 2022 recruiting class.
Described as a “do-it-all utility man on Friday nights” for Niceville High School, Thomas ranks as the No. 93 overall prospect and No. 4 athlete in the 2022 recruiting class. Wide receiver, cornerback, safety and special teams work could all be in Thomas’ future, given the athleticism that allowed him to not only star in football but also play basketball and participate in the long jump for track and field.
247Sports recruiting analyst Andrew Ivins writes that Thomas has an NFL Draft future with a player comp to former Alabama and current Dallas Cowboys defensive back Trevon Diggs.
Owns outstanding length for a skill player, especially in the arms. A do-it-all utility man on Friday nights that has put together some of the best wide receiver tape in the Sunshine State for the 2022 cycle, but is viewed by most college recruiters as a defensive back at the next level. Gets aggressive with his hands and has experience playing bump-and-run coverage. Does a nice job of feeling out routes and keeping his eyes on the quarterback while gaining depth. Longer reach helps eliminate certain throws while elite ball skills can result in takeaways. Speed is more of a build up than sudden, but he has shown that he’s capable of hanging with quick pass catchers that try to get vertical. Understands how to mirror with his hips, but still has plenty to learn on the defensive side of the ball. Should be able to contribute on a variety of different special teams throughout his college career given his wide-ranging skill set and could double as a return man as he’s rather dangerous in the open field.