Head coach Jimbo Fisher indicated earlier in the day Wednesday that, if Thomas’ eligibility was clarified, the fifth-year senior would play in No. 3 FSU’s game Saturday night against top-ranked Alabama.
As of this posting, there has been no official word on Thomas’ availability for the opener in Atlanta.
Last season, Thomas started 12 games for the Seminoles. He led the team in tackles with 77, while his 11 tackles for loss were good for third on the team.