September 9, 2011

Poet Thomas Will Visit Under the Lights

Though he's just a junior in high school, Beverly Hills (Mich.) Detroit Country Day lineman Poet Thomas will get his first taste of college football tomorrow when he visits Michigan. The Wolverines take on Notre Dame in the first night game in Michigan Stadium History.

The Michigan coaching staff got in touch with Thomas through Facebook, and he expressed interest in attending the game. A few days later, his tickets arrived in the mail. Though he hasn't heard much else from the Wolverines, he's hoping the opportunity to see the coaches in person will change that. Michigan certainly isn't the only school interested in Thomas.

At 6-6, 290 pounds, Thomas has the size that colleges covet. It's easy to see why so many coaches have reached out to him. The big question isn't whether he'll land Division-1 scholarship offers, but rather which position he'll ultimately play in college.

Thomas knows he has plenty to improve in his game. Following the season, he plans to hit the weight room to add strength, and also improve his speed. With college coaches already on his trail, he's certain to become a major prospect by the time he reaches his senior year.

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