The Ohio State Buckeyes are working on an encore performance to their perfect 12-0 2012 season. Now that they’ve come through their NCAA sanctioned postseason ban, Urban Meyer has the Buckeyes focused on bringing some major hardware back to Columbus next January. If Ohio State hopes to reach their goals in 2013, they will need their offense to take a step forward next fall and they should get a boost from a breakout season for receiver Michael Thomas.
Thomas looked poised to make a serious impact last season following a strong spring practice session. However, he wasn’t able to make that good start in the spring translate in the fall when the games started to matter and he finished his freshman season without being a major factor in the offense. He caught just three passes last season for 22 yards while appearing in all but one game.
Now, he has a year of experience under his belt and has a firm grasp of the offense. He’s used that experience to put out another strong spring, making highlight-reel type plays in live scrimmages that have caught the attention of Meyer and the offensive coaching staff. The offseason has been very good to Thomas, who has used the time off to get bigger, stronger and faster to make sure he’s a part of the offensive gameplan in 2013.
Urbran Meyer knows how to create playmakers in his offense and Thomas could be next in line to enjoy a breakout campaign. Can the sophomore wide receiver take his strong spring into a successful season next fall?