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Sunday, March 10, 2013
Ohio State extends offer to 2014 DT

By Josh Moyer

Ohio State just became the newest suitor for one of nation's fastest-rising defensive linemen, offering him a scholarship.

Thomas Holley
Ohio State is the latest to offer a scholarship to defensive tackle Thomas Holley of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Defensive tackle Thomas Holley (Brooklyn, N.Y./Abraham Lincoln) said he spoke with with assistant Ed Warinner, who offered him a scholarship earlier Sunday. The ESPN Watch List prospect said the offer came as a surprise because the Buckeyes just started pursuing him.

"I'm very interested in them," he said. "I'm interested in every school I get, but it's just getting crazy now because things keep coming in. But it's been exciting."

Ohio State's staff contacted his coach recently, reached out to him on Facebook, and Holley just called Warinner a few hours ago. The 6-foot-4, 285-pound rising senior said he's trying to take his recruitment slowly -- but adding the Buckeyes to his offer sheet definitely meant a lot.

Holley earned his first offer in February, but he's since added a total of 17. He holds them from the likes of Alabama, Florida State, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Penn State.

He already visited Penn State and Rutgers and hopes to visit the state of Florida in a week or two. Holley also named Alabama, Notre Dame, Ole Miss and Ohio State as priorities for future trips.

He plans to narrow his list by the start of his senior season.