"Since the season I've just turned my attention to recruitng," he told GoldenEaglePride.com this afternoon. "There are three schools that I am focused on right now, Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech, and Lafayette."
Tom talked about each school and where he stands with them.
Louisiana Tech- "I have just started talking to their new coaches, and just trying to find out where I fit with them," he said. "I like them a lot and have enjoyed what they have had to say."
Southern Miss- "Coach Perot came from Louisiana Tech and I have been able to get to know him real well," he said. "I have had a good relationship with him for a while and he is now recruitng for Southern Miss. I plan on visiting the weekend of the 18th."
Lafayette- "I haven't been hearing from them as much," he said. "The coach called a few weeks ago, but I'd like to take a visit there."
Tom said he plans on taking his time and making his decision after taking all of his visits. He also wouldn't tip his hand as to which way he was leading.
He said what is most important to him is more than just football.
"I just want the place that has the best program," he said. "I also am very concerned about academics, so that is something I'll consider."
Coach Perot and Tom discussed all that in his visit this past weekend.
"He came and visited me yesterday, and he talked about the business school, facilities, and Coach Monken and the offense they'll be running."
Tom said he doesn't know where along the line he'll be used. We'll have the latest on Tom and continued recruiting updates right up to signing day. Stay tuned.