Lamaar Thomas picks Ohio State
Fort Washington Friendly running back/wide receiver Lamaar Thomas announced tonight that he will attend Ohio State, choosing the Buckeyes over Maryland and Illinois.
Here are just a few paraphrased notes from his announcement, which was televised on ESPNU.
• It's very difficult for him to leave home and say no to Maryland. Thomas has never left home before.
• Ohio State plans to use Thomas similarly to how they used Ted Ginn Jr.
• Thomas plans to run track at OSU.
Tough break for Terp fans, but not a big surprise.
On the bright side, Rivals.com just updated its 2008 football rankings, and Maryland currently has the No. 19 class in the country.
It definitely hurts losing such a talented instate guy, but the Terps are still in position to reel in a very strong class.