And while the driving conditions weren’t ideal, he still had positive things to say about the Wolverines after his visit.
“It was pretty cool, it was chill and laid back,” said Thomas, who stars at Detroit (Mich.) King. “We talked to the coaches a little bit, I got there kind of late. We hung out in the defensive room for like 15 minutes. Then went over to the stadium, ate, and then watched the game.”
Michigan’s basketball team, of course, defeated Northwestern 72-63. Besides the game, it also gave the four-star cornerback a chance to build his relationship with U-M defensive coordinator Don Brown.
“He was telling me I fit right in their defense,” Thomas said. “And he wants me up on campus more.”
And while Thomas is building a bond with the defensive staff, he admits no position has been set in his recruitment.
“They are recruiting me as an athlete, for real,” he said. “Whatever gets me on the field the quickest.”
That being said, Thomas is pretty optimistic of Michigan’s success in the Big Ten under coach Jim Harbaugh.
“I think they are going to be a dominant team in the Big Ten next year,” Thomas said of U-M. “I think they are going to be like a backyard SEC team. Coach Harbaugh is just a very intelligent smart coach. So that sticks out a lot.”
Coming up, Thomas says he plans on visiting Oklahoma, West Virginia and Pittsburgh. However, he says he has no leaders right now for his services. He also is planning a decision sometime during or after his senior season concludes.
As far Michigan is concerned, Thomas says he will be back up for a Wolverine spring practice next month.
“I’m going to come up and do some 1-on-1s with some players,” Thomas said. “We had a debate (on Wednesday), and I’m going to come up there and lock up some of their top guys, you know, brag about it.”
Adding: “It’s no guy personally, it’s whoever wants to step out there with me.”