Rivals100 athlete Lamaar Thomas out of Fort Washington (Md.) Friendly took his second consecutive official visit over the weekend. The 5-foot-11, 181-pounder headed to the Buckeye State to check out Ohio State.
"The visit went great," he said. "I went after my game and got there late Friday night and just went to the hotel.
"On Saturday, I woke up and had breakfast with coach Tressel and Hazell. I also met with a few academic people and then from there they took me around the campus. After that, I went to the pregame meal with coach Hazell and then we went to a couple team meetings. I went with the receivers before the game."
What did Thomas think of the game?
"The game was great, it was a blow out," he said. "Ohio State went out there and did what they had to do. I liked the atmosphere too. It was the same atmosphere I remember from previous games and it was neat because walking to the stadium a couple fans knew my name and were calling me out.
"As for the game, I watched the receivers and they passed as much as they ran. Even though they won big, they got their receivers involved."
Following the game, Thomas hung out with his host, linebacker Brian Rolle.
"It was great, he was real cool," he said. "I talked to him a lot and he told me the good and bad things about Ohio State and said make the best decision for me."
Before leaving Columbus today, Thomas met with coach Tressel for a one-on-one chat.
"I sat in his office and it was pretty good," he stated. "He compared me to one of their former players and it was good."
Thomas had some final thoughts on the visit to Ohio State.
"I had a lot of fun," he said. "It was good to hang out with a lot of the other commits that are already going there. They made me feel real comfortable and that will be a big part in my decision.
"I can say this official and Maryland were both great. This one probably stood out a bit more because there were more people I knew there and I felt really comfortable around those other guys."
Thomas is being asked to take more visits to Tennessee, Florida and Boston College, but he isn't sure he'll make anymore aside from next week's trip to Illinois.
"That might be the last one," he said. "I want to see what they do against Penn State and hang out with their coaches a little more.
"I do know I want to make my decision in October."