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Detroit King's Ambry Thomas commits to Michigan

Football   | Jeff Dullack

Detroit King's Ambry Thomas commits to Michigan

(PHOTO CREDIT: David Donoher)

On Wednesday night, Detroit Martin Luther King star wide receiver and defensive back Ambry Thomas announced that he has committed to Michigan.

Thomas, regarded as a 4-star recruit according to most recruiting services, received 35 offers during the recruiting process. Before announcing his decision, Thomas listed his top five choices, Michigan State, Florida, Pittsburgh and Penn State, along with Michigan.

As a senior, Thomas finished his senior season with nearly 900 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns on offense. Defensively, Thomas finished the year with three interceptions and 40 tackles, and was also a key contributor as both a punt returner and kick returner on special teams.

Thomas helped lead King to Division 2 State Championships in 2015 and 2016 and was also a finalist for the 2016 Hungry Howie’s Mr. Football Award this season.

Capable of playing both offense and defense at the next level, Thomas will likely begin playing on the defensive side of the ball as a cornerback for the Wolverines when he arrives on campus in Ann Arbor.

Thomas is one of several in-state recruits in the class of 2017 from the state of Michigan to commit to the Maize and Blue, joining Detroit Cass Tech’s Jaylen Kelly-Powell, St. Joseph’s Corey Malone-Hatcher, Berrien Springs’ Phillip Paea, Oak Park’s Ja’Raymond Hall and Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Joshua Ross.

Michigan is also in the mix for 5-star receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones from Cass Tech, who will be taking an official visit to Ann Arbor this weekend.