MIAMI — Guy Thomas donned Florida State gloves as he absorbed coaching from Auburn coaches Friday morning at a satellite camp near Booker T. Washington High.
The gloves didn’t mean anything, he contended, and he’s as interested as he has ever been in visiting Auburn and considering the Tigers — one of 28 scholarship offers he’s weighing.
“It was great,” said Thomas, who received the gloves at the last minute from his brother. “I got to be with the coaches to build our relationship. That might be a place I want to go in the future.”
The 3-star defensive end out of Booker T. Washington was dominant in drills. His speed was unmatched and offensive linemen had a hard time placing their hands on him in drills. He often just used his first step to run around blockers in drills.
He was one of several prospects Auburn has its eyes on — but could not recruit during this third and final satellite camp conducted by Auburn — in the class of 2017 and 2018. Thomas is a 2017 prospect and said he will try to visit Auburn in July.
The satellite camp included several Auburn assistants, though defensive line coach Rodney Garner was not on the scene. Auburn treated the camp as its biggest of the summer and the only one with more than three assistant coaches — and several analysts — in attendance at Duane Starks Stadium at Gibson Park in downtown Miami.
“That was great,” Thomas said. “They showed they really want us, they want me and different players in this area. That’s wonderful.”
Thomas plans to make a decision on his college destination on National Signing Day.
“I wish the best to him but I just wish he’d come to Auburn,” said Booker T. Washington defensive end Robert Hicks, an Auburn commitment in the Class of 2018.