South Bend (Ind.) Clay wide receiver Wesley Thomas had never conversed with Ohio State coaches prior to his junior day visit in Columbus on Sunday, but an invitation to see the school prompted a trip from the 6-0, 185-pound prospect and his teammate, Shakir Carr.
"One of my coaches told me I got invited to go. That's mainly why I went," Thomas said. "It went pretty well. I thought their facilities were very nice. I talked to [Coach Tim Hinton] and had a great conversation with him. I had a few questions and they asked me a few, but we never really got too deep into it."
Besides Carr, a 6-5, 280-pound offensive tackle prospect, Thomas also was accompanied on the visit by his mother.
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"She liked it a lot too," Thomas said.
With Sunday's visit being the initial meeting between Thomas and the Ohio State coaches, the Indiana native got just a brief impression of their interest in him.
"I think only one coach had seen my film," Thomas said. "They wanted me to come back for their spring practices."
No other junior days are planned in the immediate future for Thomas. He said his communication is limited primarily to just three schools - Central Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio State. The Chippewas were the first to extend him an offer last month.
"I was excited just to get my first offer," Thomas said. "I hear the first offer is the hardest one."
Thomas is coming off a junior campaign in which he totaled 57 receptions for 965 yards and 16 touchdowns.