Dayton RB Tavion Thomas Decommits from Oklahoma – Buckeyes in Mix Now?

Tavion Thomas Ohio State Recruiting Buckeyes


Dayton Dunbar running back Tavion Thomas decommitted from Oklahoma on Monday.

He released the news via Twitter.

Thomas (6-2 232) committed to Oklahoma in June while holding offers from Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, LSU, Michigan, USC, Oregon, and Texas. He is rated as a 3-star prospect and the No. 17 running back in the 2018 class, as well as the No. 13 player in the state of Ohio per the 247Sports Composite.

The most interesting part of this decommitment is that 247Sports is now reporting that Thomas will be taking an official visit to Ohio State this weekend, just nine days before signing day.

Thomas was a First-Team All-State selection each of the last two seasons for Dunbar with a running style similar to that of former Buckeye tailback Chris Wells.

The reported official visit is certainly an eye opener for the Buckeyes, who have already signed running backs Brian Snead and Master Teague, as well as H-back Jaelen Gill.

Ohio State is very close to topping out in terms of numbers, but Urban Meyer has said in the past that they always hold open a spot or two for Ohioans who decide late in the process to be Buckeyes, or get offered after or during their senior season. For Thomas, he has been offered for nearly a year, but something has clearly happened to bring the mutual interests back together again.

As a runner, Thomas is a big, powerful back. He runs through arm tackles with ease and has enough speed to turn a short gain into a large one. He shows patience at the line of scrimmage and waits for a hole. Once it opens, he hits it. He gets his knees up as well, which helps him run through tackles and keeps him from getting tripped up.

You can check out some of his highlights below.

Tavion Thomas Highlights

[Tavion Thomas photo courtesy 247Sports.]

7 Responses

  1. Seems like a RB will be transferring and I’m sure one of 2 qbs will be transferring as well later in the year

  2. I was really disappointed when he committed to Oklahoma. He belongs in the Scarlet and Gray. All day, every day.

  3. Does this mean a running back will be transferring, aka Antonio Williams?

  4. Every team needs a kid like this. Excellent speed for his size. Would look good on the goal line. Tony do you know anything about his hands? If he can catch I would love to see him on the team.

    1. Don’t know. Have not been told of any concerns of that nature. Though there may not be enough evidence of a problem.

  5. The missing piece to a pro style power rushing attack. Come on down Tavion, the waters fine!

  6. Looks good! Find this young Ohioan a spot! 🙂

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