"This was the second time Coach Coombs came by. He was just saying they are really interested in me and are continuing the recruiting process. They are real excited for me to come up and compete at camp June 9th."
"Coach Herman came to my school and told my coach about the offer. They love my speed and playmaking ability. This is an offer that I have been dreaming about for a while. They told me I would fit into their offense like Coach Meyer used Percy Harvin at Florida; I'm real excited."
"I found out about the offer when Coach Herman had told Coach Webb that they had an offer for me, I was really excited. If I had a chance to play with them I know that it would be a great opportunity because of how much history they have. And when I think of Ohio State, I think of a program that is most notorious for winning and winning with physicality. It fits my attitude and personality."
"Man, he looks unbelievable," [Thomas] said at the draft combine. "He's running. He's lifting weights. You might be seeing a comeback. He looks like he's ready to go. He's running, getting in shape. I'll tell you one thing. For a big 7-footer that's all he does, running and getting in shape. He's looking right."
"It feels pretty good to be offered by Ohio State. I know Coach Meyer has had a lot of success and that he's a great coach who can help get guys to the next level. I will try to visit OSU this summer."
"No, they just told me they offered other quarterbacks. I understand that, of course. That’s every college, offering quarterbacks because they’ve always got to protect their jobs, too, and make sure they have someone. They’re going to recruit me hard and if anything happens, if I want to come visit or decide to come there, it’s open."
It was a privilege and an honor to get to speak with such a great coach. Coach Hewitt (my coach) and I got to speak with Coach Meyer during lifting yesterday. He knows Coach Meyer because he played for him at Bowling Green. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to talk with him and I look forward to meeting him.
"My coach told me yesterday that Ohio State was coming. It makes me feel really honored that a huge program would show interest at such an early age. I have to work it out in my schedule, but I would love to make it out there one day."
It feels good to know that OSU believes in my ability. Ohio State is a great program. One word comes to mind "Powerhouse"
"He just woke me up in the middle of my sleep, and I just heard ‘Ohio State’ in my head. I just listened to it, and stuck with it. Ohio State was in my heart. I didn’t know (which college I was going to sign with) until then. I asked God to give me a sign, and He gave me a sign. I woke up the middle of the night."