SD 2011 Ranking : #41
Position: Linebacker / Defensive End
Experience : True Freshman
Strengths : One of the top players in the country coming out of high school. Big, strong and fast.
Weakness : Experience at the college level.
Overall : Thomas enters Michigan State as one of the top prospects in the country and for good reasons. At 6-foot-3, 275-pounds, Thomas is listed as a linebacker early in his career. However, will he be a defensive end before all is said and done? We'll soon learn as the physically gifted Detroit native has high expectations.
Why They Made The List : It is always hard to place true freshmen this high on our list. However, if Thomas is 100% healthy, look out as he is a very gifted player who the Spartans coaching staff will look to place in key spots of a game to make a play.