"I visit Ohio State this weekend," College Park (Ga.) Banneker wide receiver Carlos Thomas said. "I leave on Friday. That will be my first official visit.
"I have Ohio State Jan. 7 and South Carolina Jan. 14. That's it right now. It's down to those two schools. They're about even right now.
"I watched Ohio State's (bowl) game. I liked it.
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"Ohio State says I could play as a freshman. I could play both ways, cornerback and wide receiver. South Carolina says the same thing."
Asked if there was a chance he could commit to the Buckeyes this weekend, Thomas said, "I don't know. Probably not. I still have South Carolina."
The 5-foot-11 and 165 pound Thomas is the No. 9 wide receiver prospect in the Rivals.com player rankings and the No. 4 prospect in the state of Georgia. He caught 25 passes and scored 12 times in seven games this season.