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P Jonathan Thoma (official thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by OSUBasketballJunkie, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    It is punter Jonathan Thoma from Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas, averaged 48 yards per punt in regular season. Apparently he is coming in for a visit this weekend (29-30 Jan 05)

    Anyone find any info on this prospect?
     
  2. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Not listed in Rivals or TheInsiders...
     
  3. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member Tech Admin Bookie

    Thoma is 6'-3", 185 lbs, and was second team All-Ohio, Division V.
     
  4. goodguy

    goodguy I loathe goodguy

    Steve H. announced this visit during his chat. It's hot of the press.
     
  5. osubartender23

    osubartender23 Purple Nurple King

    Why exactly are we recruiting another kicker? Especially if the rumor about delaying Pettrey's enrollment is true. Right now without Pettrey we have Huston and Turano potentially for 6th years and Skeete and Trappasso. Throw Pretorious in there and thats already 5 on the current roster. I find it hard to believe that Tressel would be looking at another kicker, especially since we have more kickers on our roster then true RB's.
     
  6. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member Tech Admin Bookie

    Thoma lettered in five sports at Aquinas - football, soccer, swimming, baseball, and track. His senior season was his first year of playing football, so he has plenty of upside. Thoma is also a great student, with a 3.6 GPA and a 27 ACT.

    "I have always been a casual fan. When they won the national championship, that’s probably when I gained more interest."

    Bucknuts on Pettrey and Thoma
     
  7. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    BN $

    Thoma will leave St. Thomas Aquinas as a 5-sport letterwinner. He averaged 48 yards per punt with consistent 4-second hangtime. He is 6'2 and 185 lbs and this was his first year of playing football. His coach contacted JT after the 2nd game of the season and the tOSU staff wanted to keep him under the recruiting radar all season...or as much as possible. Thoma was First Team All-Ohio in Division V and the Division III soccer Player of the year. According to NCAA rules, tOSU would have to put Thoma on full scholarship the moment he plays within his first two years since he is taking an official visit this weekend.

    EDIT: LJB posted while I was typing but you can't ever have too much info in recruiting.
     
  8. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    Probably because we have no proven punter in 2005. Huston has never looked more than average punting in practice. The only punter we have is Trapasso. Turano's 6th year looks doubtful. Pretorious and Skeete don't punt.
     
  9. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Looking at a potential walk on I can umderstamd. However, with 2 (going on 3) schollies tied up in unproven FROSH kickers as it is - adding another does not seem like part of prudent plan to manage 85 ships.
     
  10. we will only have kyle returning as a punter...i once again put my faith in the guy who makes a helluva a lot more than i do. we should know here in a few days.

    (In general i have really mellowed out since christmas, we seem to have gotten all the sports we needed filled and we i think we got the '12 players' a year that i always think you need.)
     
  11. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Don't count that one yet...

    Check the Rumor Mill for clarification so we do not hijack this thread.

    EDIT: Scout added a profile

    Jonathan Thoma [​IMG]
    [FONT=verdana,arial,sans-serif]Ht: [/FONT]6-3 [FONT=verdana,arial,sans-serif]Wt: [/FONT]185
    >[FONT=verdana,arial,sans-serif]Position: K/P [/FONT]

    St. Thomas Aquinas HS
    (Louisville, OH)


    Biography:Averaged 48 yards per punt in the 2004 season. Excellent athlete who was Division III player of the year in soccer and also is a swimmer.

     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2007
  12. BGriffBuckeye

    BGriffBuckeye Haaaang on Sloopy, Sloopy Hang on!! O.. H.. I.. O.

    I heard about this kid a while ago by a poster over on BN, but didn't think much of it because the staff hadn't released anything on him, or no reports were written. However, he seems to have a booming leg on him. The one thing about college FB and the kicking game is... a 50yd FG in college is the same 50yd FG in high school... or, a 50yd punt in college is the same 50yd punt in HS. If he truly is that good, he will be outstanding for us.
     
  13. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    Yeah, but there is certainly more pressure at the college level, and consistency, placement, and getting the ball off quickly are more important. It's probably easy to think that a punter or kicker can just keep doin' what they were doin' in HS, but there's a reason BJ Sander was a state-record holder in HS, then fell off the map until his final year. There's a reason Mike Nugent wasn't all that good his freshman year. There are still some adjustments and growth required at the postion, just like any other.

    This is also the reason I like the idea of JT bringing in a substantial number of kickers. The high numbers may concern some, but if you are going to place such importance on the kicking game, you better make darn sure you have good kickers. One good way to do that is to make sure there is plenty of good competition to be the starter. I would hope there wouldn't be a situation where the jobs are just handed to the most experienced guy at the postion. Ohio State is too good to have a "kicker by default"
     
  14. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    In high school you get to kick field goals off of a tee
     
  15. NavyBuck

    NavyBuck Beer Guzzling Buckeye Fan

    I read that on BN as well and am intrigued by that comment. I have never heard of such a rule and NCAA bylaw 13.7 - which deals with official visits - makes no mention of this. I would be very much surprised if such a rule exists. Official visits have NOTHING to do with scholarships. I suspect the coach is confusing something, but who knows. I will continue my research.
     

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