Maryland picked up its third commitment in the class of 2014 on Thursday. Massachusetts running back Johnathan Thomas has verbally pledged to the Terps, he told InsideMDSports via text message.
Thomas, a 5-foot-11, 205-pound rising senior at St. John's Preparatory School, is the No. 47 ranked running back in the class of 2014, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He joins McDonough offensive lineman Jared Cohen and St. John's quarterback Will Ulmer as members of the Terps' 2014 recruiting class.
The three-star prospect picked Maryland over offers from Arkansas, Boston College, Connecticut and Massachusetts, among others. Thomas just took an unofficial visit to Arkansas on Monday and came away impressed, leading many to believe he was on his way to joining the SEC school. But those thoughts were quickly put to rest Thursday afternoon.
As a junior, Thomas carried the bal 220 times for 1,794 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also caught nine passes for 153 yards and three touchdowns.
The news of Thomas' commitment was first reported by The Boston Herald.
More to come from Thomas later this afternoon ...