In a series of events we saw happening months ago, Bucknuts.com is reporting that Michael Thomas will be enrolling at Ohio State in January after his brief stay at Fork Union Military Academy (FUMA), where he attended school and played football this fall alongside fellow Buckeye commit in QB Cardale Jones.
Thomas, a 6-4/203 receiver as listed by FUMA's roster, was an Under Armour All-American out of California in the class of 2011, but decided to attend Fork Union to get his grades in order and to take more time in picking a school after his grandmother's death which occurred right before National Signing Day in February. The nephew of Keyshawn Johnson is a big pick up for the Buckeyes, who are currently young and inexperienced at the receiver position, and could possibly step in and play right away, especially since he is enrolling in January.
Thomas originally visited Columbus back in the summer and will be back on October 29th for an official visit to see the Bucks take on Wisconsin. He is very comfortable with the program and coaching staff, as well as the players, as he currently plays with Jones and spent a week with Braxton Miller, Ryan Shazier, Steve Miller, and Doran Grant down in Orlando for the Under Armour game last December.
Getting Thomas is a huge coup for the staff, who will look to fill anywhere from 6-8 more spots in the class of 2012, pending ruling from the NCAA and any departures from the program.