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3-star Ohio RB Tavion Thomas picks up Texas offer

The ‘Horns have their work cut out for them if they plan on luring Thomas away from Ohio.


Yet another out-of-state running back is garnering attention from the Texas Longhorns with Dayton (Oh.) Dunbar product Tavion Thomas becoming the latest to pick up an offer from Tom Herman’s staff.

To date, Texas has offered just six 2018 running backs and the only in-state target is four-star Carthage product Keaontay Ingram. Three of the five out-of-state offers are already committed elsewhere, so the pressure is picking up for Herman and his staff to earn some good news from a target at a position currently unproven on the roster.

A three-star prospect, Thomas has compiled an impressive offer list, which now totals 27 and counting, with names such as Ohio State, Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon and Wisconsin serving as the headliners. Thomas visited the Buckeyes on Tuesday, marking his second unofficial trip to Columbus in March.

Ohio State is currently considering the consensus favored for the home-state talent, holding all 10 of his Crystal Ball projections.

At 6’2, 225 pounds, Thomas ranks as the nation’s No. 436 player, No. 28 running back and the No. 20 player in Ohio, per 247Sports Composite.