Dymonte Thomas has his recruiting hat on

Michigan safety commit Dymonte Thomas is doing his best to get Derrick Green to join him in Ann Arbor next season. Thomas talks to GBW bout his recruiting plan for Green, his experience in Army practice, his thoughts on playing safety, enrolling early at Michigan and more.*** full video interview included***

Michigan five-star safety commit Dymonte Thomas came to the U.S. Army All-American game to compete against the best high school football players in the country.

That's a given.

But he also came here to get five-star running back Derrick Green to join him Ann Arbor, Mich., next season—a goal Thomas is hoping to attain by the end of the week.

"I'm just looking forward to having fun, competing and getting to know the guys," Thomas said. "By the end of the week, one of my jobs is to get Green to commit. They say blue and yellow makes green. So let's see if I can do any magic for him."

Thomas says Michigan's chances are good with the Scout.com No. 2 ranked running back.

"He told me his top-four, but I'm pretty sure he doesn't want me to say over the web and everything," Thomas said. "I feel like we have a good chance to get him. I feel like if we do, people better watch out ‘cause Michigan is going to be pretty good."

Bowl Week Preparation

In the mean time, Thomas said he enjoyed his first day of East-team practice.

"It went pretty well," Thomas said. "I had a lot of fun, there is a lot of competition out here—a lot of good guys out here. It's good going against the best, and seeing how good I am, and seeing what I need to work on when I get to college."

At 6-foot-1, 180-pounds, Thomas is three-sports star for Marlinton (Ohio) in wrestling, baseball and football. On the diamond, Thomas plays center field, and says his baseball experience is helping him transition to his college position at safety.

"In high school, I really just played linebacker and everything," Thomas explained. "Coming out here and playing safety and going against some of top receivers, it's really, really fun. I just love to compete and they like to compete. So it's just really good to go out there and compete with the guys."

Thomas continued: "Definitely, I think if I play free safety for Michigan and I'm in the middle by myself back there, I can go get the ball, ‘cause I am so used to it at center (field in baseball) where you have to go get the ball and you got to go attack it. I feel like it will help me. Baseball and wrestling really helped at football and yo become a better man."

College Life Winter 2013

After Saturday's game, Thomas plans on returning home and packing his gear for early enrollment at Michigan next semester.

"I mean I can't wait," he said. "Once I get back, I'll go home and pack everything else. Next day I wake up early and go to Michigan and start early in the books. I want to get in there and start working out as soon as I can. But they say I have to wait a couple weeks after the bowl game. I'm going to try to do some workouts on my own just to get ready for football. I heard the workouts are hard. I can't wait to get in there."

And neither can the Wolverine faithful.

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