West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West defensive end Solomon Thomas attended Ohio State's senior advanced camp and shortly afterwards added the Buckeyes to his list of scholarship offers.
"I had so much fun there," Thomas said. "That was my first camp. I was kind of nervous. But I just relaxed and had fun.
"It wasn't all about testing. I learned so many things from the drills and the film session."
Then over the weekend Thomas also learned the Buckeyes have a scholarship for him.
"I called coach (Jim) Tressel and he offered me," Thomas said. "He said it wasn't just the football, but my leadership and attitude too. I was in a comfort zone up there."
His response to Tressel's offer?
"I told him I'm excited," Thomas said. "I'll call him back in about a week and schedule an unofficial visit. They are very high on my list. Ohio State is in my top three. Ohio State, North Carolina State, Arizona State, Boston College, Tennessee, Virginia Tech -- those are the ones in no order. But Ohio State will be in my top three."
The 6-foot-4 and 210-pound Thomas, who made 68 tackles during his junior season including nine sacks, has scholarship offers from Ohio State, North Carolina State, Arizona State, Boston College, Illinois, Louisville and some others.