National Signing Day: Dunbar standout commits to Cincinnati

  • Marc Pendleton
  • Staff Writer
1:22 p.m Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 Sports
Dunbar RB Tavion Thomas. Belmont defeated Dunbar 42-0 in a season-opening high school football game at Welcome Stadium in Dayton on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Tavion Thomas, Dunbar’s highly sought-after senior running back, ended the suspense and committed to the Cincinnati Bearcats on Wednesday afternoon.

Thomas had de-committed to Oklahoma, then listed Cincinnati, Tennessee, Ohio State and Oklahoma as his final four teams.

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Dunbar’s signing ceremony was postponed from Wednesday until 3:15 p.m. Thursday because all Dayton Public Schools were closed because of snow. Thomas will sign his letter-of-intent on Thursday.

Multiple recruiting services reported a planned visit to OSU was canceled last weekend, making him unlikely to sign with the Buckeyes.

Thomas, 6-foot-2, 225 pounds, is the 13th-ranked player in Ohio in the Class of 2018, according to the 247Sports composite.