Michigan State became the first school to extend a scholarship offer to Alliance (Ohio) Marlington running back Dymonte Thomas this weekend. Thomas’ father, Frank, delivered the good news Saturday.
Michigan State became the first school to extend a scholarship offer to Alliance (Ohio) Marlington running back Dymonte Thomas this weekend.
Thomas’ father, Frank, delivered the good news Saturday.
“I was about to do some homework and go outside and play some
baseball with my little brother,” Thomas told Spartan Tailgate. “My dad
walked in and told me that my head coach had called him. Then he told me
that Michigan State had offered me.”
The 6-foot, 175-pound 2013 prospect is a three-sport athlete in
football, wrestling and baseball, and describes himself as “fast,
physical and a playmaker.”
Thomas played on varsity as both a freshman and sophomore. He
totaled roughly 900 yards and 12 touchdowns as a freshman, while gaining
nearly 1,500 yards with 20 touchdowns as a sophomore.
Thomas said a lot of schools are recruiting him, but some of the main ones are Ohio State, Oregon, Cincinnati and West Virginia.
When Thomas’ father broke the news, it was a dream come true to finally get his first offer under his belt.
“I was pretty pumped,” Thomas said. “It’s the first offer I’ve
ever had – It’s a dream. When I was a little kid, I always wondered if I
could play with those kids. Now I have a chance.”
Thomas has never visited MSU and doesn’t know too much about the
program as of now. Growing up, former MSU safety Kendell Davis-Clark
babysat Thomas, while Thomas said he wanted to be just like Davis-Clark
as a child.
“I really don’t know too much about them,” Thomas said. “I was
supposed to visit there this past Friday, but I had a baseball game so I
couldn’t. I heard it’s really nice up there.”
Thomas said he plans on visiting East Lansing to take a closer look at MSU the next day his father has off work.