Thomas Excited to Visit Badgers

Despite having offers from some of the top brands in college football, Detroit King cornerback Ambry Thomas is intrigued by Wisconsin and plans to visit soon.

A long way off from having to officially sign his national letter of intent, Detroit King cornerback Ambry Thomas was hopeful the recruiting process would heat up for him at some point. He had no idea it would be before he finished his sophomore season.

Emerging as one of the top prospects in the Midwest in the Class of 2017, the 5-11, 160-pound Thomas already has well over a dozen offers from some of the who’s who in college football.

“It’s been wonderful so far,” Thomas told “It’s great just knowing some of these schools are interested in my talent.”

Thomas expected to get some offers but the level in which they’ve come in has been staggering. He holds eight Big Ten offers, three from the SEC and others from area schools like Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and West Virginia.

LSU caught me off guard,” said Thomas. “Pitt and Wisconsin also caught me off guard. Michigan, too. It’s been crazy.”

Wisconsin was one of the latest schools talking to Thomas, who had been playing phone tag with the Badgers coaching staff before he got his offer. It was a scholarship that stacks up with the rest for Thomas because of his cousin having gone to the school.

“He was pushing toward Wisconsin,” said Thomas. “I don’t know a lot about the school, but I am anxious to know more. I really wasn’t expecting it because of the new coaching staff.”

Ranked a four-star prospect, Thomas is ranked the No.2 cornerback in the Midwest and No.16 in the country by He is also listed as the No.116 overall prospect for his class. He finished his junior season with nine touchdowns and five interceptions.

“I think my season caught a lot of people’s eye,” he said.

Under no pressure to come out with a top list or to commit, Thomas will spend July visiting some schools on his scholarship list.

“Not for sure, but we’re going to Wisconsin sometime in July,” said Thomas. “The UW coach told us I can come any time after July 15. I’m going to Michigan State after the dead period and visiting West Virginia July 25.”

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