December 10, 2006

Thomas almost a Buckeye

West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West defensive end Solomon Thomas made an unofficial visit to Ohio State on Friday and Saturday. Thomas leaves no doubt about his interest in playing for the Scarlet and Gray.

"I was up there for two (bowl) practices," Thomas said. "I was there Friday and Saturday. I spent time with Steve Rehring."

Rehring is a Lakota West graduate and Thomas and he have been friends for years.

"I loved it up there," Thomas said. "I liked the practices. I honestly feel like I can compete with the linemen there. Give me two years and I can compete."

Thomas sees similarities between the Buckeyes and his team at Lakota West.

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