March 5, 2010

Spartans get All-American Thomas

Michigan State picked up a huge commitment earlier today when All-American linebacker Lawrence Thomas of Detroit Renaissance High School committed to Head Coach Mark Dantonio. has the details on Thomas' commitments and why Michigan State is the place for him.

Thomas is one of the most highly sought after recruits in the nation for the class of 2011 and his commitment gives Michigan State and Coach Mark Dantonio the #1 prospect in the state of Michigan for the second consecutive year. has the details on Thomas' decision to become a member of the Green and White.

Why Michigan State?

I choose Michigan State because it is a great place to be. I feel the program is on the rise and because of the great people that are there. I have not been to anyplace where the fans are any better. It is just a great place to be. Not to mention the fact that Michigan State has been recruiting me since 9th grade. That gave me confidence to become a great player. Michigan State saw the ability in me before I knew that could become a major college player. I don't think people understand that

Why commit early?

It was my decision. My coaches told me I could wait. Nobody influenced me at all. Coach Dantonio even told me to wait if I wanted, but I knew Michigan State is where I wanted to be. I felt I would just be wasting other people's time when deep down I always wanted to go to Michigan State. I could have let the process play out and had people tell me how great I am, but I don't want that. I just want to focus on becoming a great player.

What do you want to improve on between now and when you arrive at Michigan State?

I want to improve on everything not just football, but also becoming a better person. As far as football, I want to improve my reads, my knowledge of the game and to continue to get stronger and faster.

What are your thoughts on Coach Dantonio?

All I have to say about Coach Dantonio is he is a great man and I feel he is a great coach period.

How does it feel to be a Spartan?

It feels great. It feels awesome I feel like we are going in the right direction and we are going to win championships. I want all the other great recruits to take notice.

Look for more information on Thomas and his commitment to Michigan State in the near future.

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