Matthew Thomas seeks release

Updated: May 8, 2013, 10:20 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Linebacker Matthew Thomas, the No. 6 recruit in the ESPN 150, has asked Florida State for a release from his scholarship.

"I've told them it's nothing personal," Thomas said, according to the Miami Herald. "I just didn't make the decision I really wanted to on Signing Day."

Thomas chose the Seminoles over USC, Georgia and Miami.

"What happened was on Signing Day [was] I wasn't sure who I wanted to sign with," Thomas continued. "I had issues with different schools. But when I told my mom I didn't want to sign with anybody and wait and give it a few days she said I couldn't do that. She said, 'FSU is a good school -- pick them. It's close to home.' I wasn't agreeing with it. But I felt like I was being disrespectful to her if I didn't sign. So I made her happy."

Thomas is now considering between Georgia and USC, the Herald reports.

"I've been in Miami all my life," he said, according to the paper. "Georgia needs linebackers. It's a big program. I have family in Georgia. USC, growing up I never thought I would have an opportunity that big. I just want to go have fun and play football."