Utah '18 OH RB - Tavion Thomas (Transfer to Utah)

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  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

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    There are a few transfers going to happen..............

    Only OT target is Walker and he is not a given to be in the class..........
     
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    Exactly! If you have two or three really good ones, you can ride them all season and still be fresh. Urban is recruiting for 14 and 15 game seasons now. Doing it the Zeke way is rare these days. Need a few horses in the stable.
     
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    This one seems to be fluid fellas..........

    Not sure he is going to be in the class as of this morning.........
     
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    RECRUITING REMAINS FLUID

    Over the last month, we've talked about a number of prospects who seemed like a shoo-in for Ohio State and then — for one reason or another — quickly trend away: New Jersey four-star defensive end Javontae Jean-Baptiste, Texas three-star athlete Maurice Washington III and Cincinnati Winton Woods four-star linebacker Christopher Oats, just to name a few.

    You can now add Dayton Dunbar three-star running back Tavion Thomas to that list.

    Following a one-on-one visit with Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and subsequent decommitment from Oklahoma, it was widely assumed Thomas was going to end up with the Buckeyes. He was expected to take an official visit this weekend, and — let's be honest — that doesn't happen this late in the process without that being the plan.

    However, after further deliberation throughout the week, sources told Eleven Warriors Ohio State asked Thomas not to come to Columbus following his basketball game on Saturday night. Taking into consideration his academic issues and the fact the Buckeyes signed three running backs last month, the staff decided it was best to walk away from the situation altogether.

    Make no mistake, Thomas wanted to play at Ohio State, but his grades were a big reason the staff passed on him the first time around and why he didn't fax his letter of intent to the Sooners during the Early Signing Period. A year at junior college or prep school was an option, but the Buckeyes — already over the scholarship limit — were ultimately forced to decide whether or not they wanted to accept a commitment from a prospect who might not qualify.

    All that said, Thomas still included Ohio State in his Top 4 on Sunday afternoon alongside Cincinnati, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Given the information I stated above and the fact that he's never been to Knoxville, it's clear he won't end up with the Buckeyes, Sooners or Volunteers.

    That leaves the Bearcats, who received an official visit from Thomas two weekends ago. So long as he's in good academic standing, it'll be a big pick up for head coach Luke Fickell, who has put together a very strong recruiting class in his first full recruiting cycle.
     
  7. Arapahoe

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    I just never thought we needed 3 RB in this class.
     
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    Would this guy be a take? If we don’t get Gibbs, I wouldn’t mind perusing Thomas or Lingard from Miami.
     
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