Buckeye Seedlings

By Corey Carpenter on October 29, 2007 at 10:00 am
Lamaar ThomasSome call him Flash Thomas

Since 11W's last installment of Buckeye Seedlings, the Ohio State football team has extended its winning streak to 27 straight regular season games and they look poised to make another run at an undefeated season. Off the field Tressel has continued to hit the recruiting trail and he landed three recruits in the last two weeks. Lamaar Thomas and Travis Howard committed to the 2008 class and Storm Klein became the second member of the 2009 class.

Howard committed last week after making a visit to Cbus for the Michigan State game. He is a 6'1" DB from Miami and his 4.43 speed should help the Buckeyes in bowl games against faster opponents (remember the Big Ten is slow). Travis's teammate Etienne Sabino is also another Buckeye target and both recently informed Miami they were going elsewhere.

Lamaar Thomas committed a couple of weeks ago on ESPNU. He is considered by some to be the top rated prospect in Maryland and #32 nationally. Ohio State used the Ted Ginn angle and showed Thomas he could be the next triple threat at OSU. He picked Ohio State over 30 other Division I scholarship offers.

While being #1 in the country certainly helps recruiting, it looks as if landing Michael Brewster has also helped. Brewster is considered the top player in Florida and has been committed to the Buckeyes since early this year. It sounds like he is working the phones, assisting Luke Fickell and other coaches in landing their targeted prospects. He wants a chance to block for Terrelle Pryor and is looking for car pool buddies from Floridia. Ohio State will host some commitments and targets this weekend against Whisky and another domination could lead to a few more verbals.