In-State Schools Turn Heat Up on Thomas

In-State Schools Turn Heat Up on Thomas

Detroit Country Day (Mich.) junior lineman Poet Thomas, who holds several scholarship offers, is starting to hear more from the Big Ten, and has some visits in mind.

Detroit Country Day's Poet Thomas, a 6'6, 280-lb lineman had a busy Winter, landing his first four scholarship offers from Toledo, Colorado, Eastern Michigan and Florida.

He also was part of a Country Day basketball team that made a playoff run. With that season over, Thomas now will have an opportunity to focus more on football recruiting.

"Yeah, we will probably be hitting some schools," his father told Scout. "We're talking about Michigan State and then we want to get down to Florida, but that one is too far away for the economics right now, but we want to get to Michigan and Michigan State for sure."

As for new schools, Mr. Thomas says Ohio State and Arizona State have recently started to recruit his son, but he says the two who have turned the heat up the most are the two in-state Big Ten schools.

"We have a junior day at the end of the month and a scrimmage also for Michigan State. We definitely want to get there this summer, no doubt, and take a closer look at Michigan when we go up there for junior day and hopefully get a nice tour. He was up there last weekend for a photo shoot. There was a practice. He stayed for the practice. I'm pretty sure they have a high interest level."

There are some who feel Thomas could be a great offensive lineman too, and dad says some have left the decision up to his son.

"He's getting looked at both ways really. Florida says they want him whatever way he wants."

At camps this summer, Thomas will have an opportunity to work at both positions and continue to show he is worthy of more scholarship attention.

"I think it's going to be a big June for us. We're going to half a dozen camps. I know we're going to Michigan, Michigan State, probably Ohio State, Big Ten schools that are local here, and probably Wisconsin. We want to take a closer look at Wisconsin."


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