With his team fresh off an 18-0 victory over Walled Lake Western in the Division 2 football championship game, Detroit Martin Luther King senior defensive back Ambry Thomas’ next decision was determining where he’d go play at the college level. Thomas is a near top-100 talent nationally, according to 247Sports, and had a boatload of schools looking at him.
One of those being the Michigan Wolverines, who were considered the favorite for an extended period of time. And on Wednesday night, Thomas announced his commitment to the Wolverines.
Thomas is listed as the No. 2 prospect in the state of Michigan, behind only Cass Tech wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones, another huge Michigan target on the recruiting trail. The 6-foot, 175-pound defensive back Thomas is also regarded as a top-15 player at his position.
With the pledge of Thomas, Michigan now has four of the top 5 high school prospects from the Class of 2017 in the State of Michigan, and five of the top 10. That gives them 21 commitments for the Class of 2017, a crop of talent that currently ranks 7th nationally according to 247Sports.