Fans of Ohio State who could use all the good news they can get regarding the football program got some this early afternoon when Blake Thomas, a tight end prospect from Cleveland’s St. Ignatius program, committed to Ohio State.
Thomas is a natural fit for Ohio State, both in terms of what Ohio State likes to have out of the position and what Blake Thomas was looking for in a college. Still early into the process, Thomas was keen on the idea of committing early and was strongly considering Boston College, especially if Ohio State was not going to follow through with an offer. Shortly after making that comment, Ohio State extended an offer. Thomas committed a few days later.
A high school friend of current Buckeye Scott McVey and rival of current 2012 commit Kyle Kalis, Thomas provides some versatility for Ohio State at the position. It is also conceivable that he serves as a fullback or lead blocker for the Buckeyes. In the interim, and with my suspicion that Ohio State recruiting would be in a holding pattern so long as the charges against Jim Tressel (and perhaps against the program, contingent on what follows from the car investigation) were without resolution, this is always good news.
Sophomore film after the jump.