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Thomas flips to Penn State

Thomas committed to Penn State on Sunday.

Penn State added another running back pledge to its Class of 2014 over the weekend. Danvers (Mass.) St. John's Prep tailback Johnathan Thomas has flipped from Maryland and committed to the Nittany Lions.

"I did," Thomas said via text message when contacted via text message on Sunday evening.

Thomas said that the Nittany Lions offered on September 14. Penn State assistant coach John Strollo was in Massachusetts during the Nittany Lions' first bye week in September watching Thomas.

"I'm very exited and blessed to be a part of the Penn State family," he said. "Penn State has always been my dream school and it is truly a blessing to know that I will be getting an outstanding education at Penn State University."

The 5-foot-11, 205-pound prospect ran for 1,794 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior. He was putting together an even stronger senior season before tearing his ACL in late September. He had surgery shortly thereafter.

Thomas originally chose Maryland over Arkansas on May 9.

The three-star prospect is the No. 1 player in Massachusetts and the No. 27 running back nationally.

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