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Noles LB Matthew Thomas out for season

 
 
Matthew Thomas, the highly touted five-star linebacker out of Booker T. Washington, kicked off the Seminoles' morning on National Signing Day by announcing he would be picking Florida State over the University of Miami and several SEC schools on Feb. 6, 2013.
Matthew Thomas, the highly touted five-star linebacker out of Booker T. Washington, kicked off the Seminoles' morning on National Signing Day by announcing he would be picking Florida State over the University of Miami and several SEC schools on Feb. 6, 2013.
WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

Miami Herald Writer

Former Booker T. Washington linebacker Matthew Thomas will miss the rest of the season after sustaining a shoulder injury.

“He’s done, he’s going to have surgery,” coach Jimbo Fisher said Tuesday afternoon. “He’s got to have surgery and get that fixed.”

Thomas made news last summer when — after signing a national letter of intent to play at Florida State in February — he asked to be released from his commitment in order to play somewhere else. But he was persuaded to stay, and saw playing time as a true freshman, making four tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack.

Having played in only four games, Fisher also said Thomas might still be eligible to redshirt.

Fisher Mum on UM

Asked about the penalty handed down to Miami by the NCAA on Tuesday, Fisher had no opinion.

“That has no bearing on how we play or what we do at Florida State,” he said. “I don’t even know what they are.”

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