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Michigan State

Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Lawrence Thomas

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School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
Michigan St.COMMITTED (03/05/2010)01/14/2011Pat Narduzzi, Mike Tressel
Miami (FL)NoneNone
Notre DameNoneNone
Ohio St.NoneNoneTaver Johnson
OklahomaNoneNoneBrent Venables
Penn St.NoneNoneRon Vanderlinden
USCNoneNoneJoe Barry

Scouting Report on Lawrence Thomas

by Barry Every - 09/23/2010
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeAs Good As It Gets
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • Lateral PursuitBlue Chip
On the Hoof: He is an oversized linebacker. A tremendous powerbase with a muscular upper body. He resembles Chris Martin from last year's recruiting class.
Needs Improvement: Shedding blockers and not allowing linemen to get to his body. He could work on getting lower at the point of attack. Thomas does not play high-end competition consistently in high school.
Most Impressive: This massive, athletic defender could project at five different defensive positions while also having the speed and hands to become a tremendous tight end. He can run sideline to sideline with the best and packs a wallop when striking the ballcarrier.
Conclusion: He could see some time on coverage teams early as he works his way into the starting lineup. Thomas has the ability to become a multiple year all-conference performer.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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