Michigan State has missed out on one of their top 2017 targets.
Making the sting even worse is that Ambry Thomas, one of the top prospects in 2017, spurned the Spartans to pick Michigan instead. The four-star cornerback picked the Wolverines on Wednesday after a heated recruiting battle with the Spartans.
Thomas, a senior at Detroit Martin Luther King in Michigan, was offered by MSU during the Spartans’ 2015 spring game. They've been in heavy pursuit of the in-state star for over a year now, but so too have the Wolverines. Other schools who've offered Thomas include LSU, Iowa, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Tennessee, UCLA and Wisconsin among others.
All of the recruiting services are high on Thomas. 247 Sports ranks him as the 31st-best prospect in 2017. They also have the 5-11, 175-pound DB as the No. 2 prospect from Michigan and the No. 3 corner in 2017. He's already earned a spot in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and he could be a five-star prospect by the time National Signing Day rolls around.