As one of six Michigan commitments scheduled to enroll early, Dymonte Thomas is soaking up his last few days as a high school student. And while finds it sad to leave his friends a few months earlier than most, he can’t hide his excitement about the beginning the next chapter in life.
“I don’t know that I’m nervous or anything like that, but I just can’t wait,” said Thomas. “I just can’t wait to get in college football.”
The Buckeye State star got another glimpse of what life will be like in a few weeks when he made his way to Ann Arbor this weekend for his official visit. With so many other commitments in attendance it was a chance to further strengthen bonds with other members the 2013 class.
“It was fun,” stated Thomas. “I had a great time with them, hanging out and everything. Dave (Dawson) committed. No one knew what he was going to do. He just came in and started hanging out with us and everything. He said he really liked us, really liked the school… then he just committed. I didn’t even know Delano (Hill) committed until Shane (Morris) told me.”
Thomas won’t be as caught off guard if another of the uncommitted visitors pledges to the Maize & Blue. The Wolverines apparently made a very strong impression on Westerville (OH) LB/DB, Marcus Ball.
“I just met him this weekend, but I think he is going to commit to Michigan too,” said Thomas. “I’m not 100% sure, but I think he really liked us. We’ll see what happens.”
As for what happens next for Thomas, the five-star defensive back leaves for the Army All American game December 30th. Shortly after participating in the popular All Star event he’ll report for duty in Ann Arbor. His early arrival on campus will afford him the opportunity to get acclimated to college football life well in advance of his first game. That should put him in position to contribute early to a secondary that is clearly devoid of depth. He wouldn’t be disappointed if it also put him in line to contribute a bit on offense at some point.
“They didn’t saying about it yet,” said Thomas. “They just said they like me running to the ball (on defense), but we’ll see what happens.”