The Scout.com three-star prospect had talked to some of the Ohio State official coaches about his commitment, but did not want to go on the record until he talked with Head Coach Jim Tressel.
"It was just about the actual process of committing," Thomas explained of his reasoning to wait to announce his decision ‘officially.' "I just got to talk to Coach Tressel and it is done. I was supposed to take an unofficial visit to Tennessee today, but that just did not work out."
Most Ohio State fans have always assumed that Thomas would eventually be a Buckeye, but his recruitment was still very much up in the air until very recently.
"I went up for a visit to the Michigan game," Thomas began. "I loved it while I was there, but honestly it was just to much for me. It was very overwhelming. It really came down to Ohio State or Louisville."
"I went up again last weekend for an unofficial visit and talked a lot to Steve Rehring. It was just amazing. It was not as crazy. I just loved how all of the team bonded. I got to see another aspect of the team and I just got the feeling."
Thomas. Who is rated as the No. 38 defensive end prospect in the nation by Scout.com, could play a couple of positions on the next level.
"They will decide what is best for me after my red shirt year," Thomas said. "I will see how much weight I put on and then I will be able to play the position that best suits me. I could either play defensive end, or I could wind up playing a LEO type of position."
Thomas reports that he will be taking his official visit to Ohio State on January 13th.
As a junior, Thomas tallied 58 tackles, 13 tackles-for-loss, seven sacks, nine pass break-ups and one fumble forced last season to earn
As a senior, Thomas played in the middle of a 3-4 defensive scheme and was awarded All-Conference and All-SW Ohio honors for the second consecutive season.