Alabama prep receiver Thomas decommits from Virginia’s recruiting class

By Jerry Ratcliffe


Virginia football is down to 12 commitments for the recruiting class of 2023 after Wednesday’s decommitment by Amare Thomas, a wide receiver from Pinson, Ala.

Thomas, who committed to Virginia over Penn State, Coastal Carolina and Jackson State in June, announced his decision to back out of his UVA commitment on his Twitter account. He was the only wide receiver commit of the Cavaliers’ current 12-man class.

“First off I would like to thank The University of Virginia, Coach Elliott and the rest of the coaching staff for offering me the privilege of playing football at the next level, however after long conversation discussing the best opportunity for Me and my family, I have decided to decommit from The University of Virginia. Please Respect My Decision,”  Thomas wrote on his Twitter.

Thomas is the No. 129 wide receiver prospect in the country and No. 31 overall prospect in the state of Alabama, according to On3’s consensus ratings of the 2023 recruiting class (see list below of UVA’s present commitments for ‘23).