On Monday evening, Dayton (Oh.) Dunbar running back Tavion Thomas began trimming his collegiate options and following his cut, the Texas Longhorns are among those still being considered.
Along with Texas, Thomas named Ohio State, Wisconsin, Georgia, Oklahoma, Alabama, LSU, USC, Oregon and West Virginia as the program he’ll focus on going forward.
A three-star prospect, Thomas holds 30 total offers and excluded programs such as Arkansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Nebraska and Iowa State from his latest cut.
The Longhorns offered Thomas on March 28 and will likely look to get the Ohio native on campus at some point throughout the summer.
In any case, Texas, along with every other program in the mix, is considered to be playing catch-up behind Ohio State. The Buckeyes currently hold all 11 of Thomas’ Crystal Ball projections.
As a junior, Thomas rushed for 1,606 yards and 17 touchdowns, averaging 11.7 yards per carry.
Thomas ranks as the nation’s No. 332 player, No. 17 running back and the No. 15 player in Ohio, per 247Sports Composite.